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So, You Noticed Steam Coming From Your Heat Pump? | R. A. Styron | Heating Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Dec 19, 2019 |

Have steam coming from your outdoor unit? You aren’t alone and you usually don’t need to worry! It’s common and part of the process for your system to run correctly. Homeowners often mistake the water vapor rising off their heat pump system for smoke. Trust us, your system and/or fan motor is not burning up…

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What Time of Year Should I Have My HVAC System Replaced? | R. A. Styron Heating & Air

By R.A. Styron | Nov 12, 2019 |

Just like any other industry a/c and heating companies also have off seasons when demand is down. As most might expect, the spring and fall months are the best time of year to have a system replaced. Other than the obvious financial savings there are several other perks to replacing during the spring or fall.…

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3 Things That Can Affect Your HVAC Warranty | R. A. Styron | HVAC Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Sep 13, 2019 |

Just like new vehicle warranties HVAC manufacturer’s warranties are pretty easy to forfeit. Many homeowners don’t realize their mistakes until it’s too late. HVAC systems are complicated, expensive machines! It’s always best to be proactive and learn what you should or shouldn’t do before it’s too late. The three tops ways homeowners could accidentally their…

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Flooding and Your Outdoor Unit | R. A. Styron | A/C Specialists

By R.A. Styron | Sep 4, 2019 |

Here in the Hampton Roads we often deal with hurricanes and other large storms this time of year. Flooding is always a big concern when these storms approach, especially in lower lying areas like downtown Norfolk and parts of Virginia Beach. Outdoor units are built to withstand wind, rain, and even hail. They are designed…

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Thunderstorms and Your A/C | R. A. Styron Air Conditioning | V. A. Beach, VA

By R.A. Styron | Aug 7, 2019 |

Summer thunderstorms are pretty common in the Hampton Roads area. When these storms become severe they could result in damage to your air conditioning system. While the chances are minimal the impact could be costly. POWER SURGES Severe storms often bring strong wind gusts and lightning causing power surges. Because power surges and electronics are…

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3 Ways To Help Your A/C During A Heat Wave | R. A. Styron | A/C Specialists VA Beach, VA

By R.A. Styron | Jul 7, 2019 |

Saying it’s hot outside right now is an understatement! Summers in the Tidewater area do tend to be on the warm side but this heat wave we’re experiencing is one to remember. With temperatures near 100° and the heat index topping out at 110° your air conditioning is going to be working overtime. Even newer fully…

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How Often Should I Replace Plumbing Fixtures? | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake, VA

By R.A. Styron | Jun 6, 2019 |

Has it been years since you’ve updated the plumbing in your home? Wondering how often you should replace the plumbing fixtures? If you are noticing the tale tell signs that you are behind the times to replace some of your plumbing fixtures, you are not alone. Often, homeowners do not think about replacing plumbing fixtures…

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Plumbing and A/C Prep Before Vacationing | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake, VA

By R.A. Styron | May 22, 2019 |

Summer has officially arrived in Hampton Roads! With summer here many families will be planning some sort of getaway. Rather it is a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation prepping your home is a good idea. Taking just a few minutes to adjust some things around your home you could be avoiding potential damage…

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Feeling A Draft? How To Fix Air Leaks In Your Home | R. A. Styron HVAC

By R.A. Styron | May 17, 2019 |

Feeling a draft in your home is never good during the winter or summer season. Not only are they frustrating and uncomfortable but they are most definitely costing you money on your energy bills. Air leaks in your home allow heated or cooled air to escape causing your HVAC equipment to work harder than necessary…

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Flushable Wipes, Are They Really Flushable? | R. A. Styron Plumbing | VA Beach, VA

By R.A. Styron | May 9, 2019 |

Homeowners are using wipes more and more often but are they damaging your drainage system? So many people flush those “flushable” wipes down without even thinking twice about it. I mean, they say on the front of the packaging that they’re flushable so it MUST be true, right? Unfortunately, the consensus among the plumbing experts…

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