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Why is my water heater so much bigger? | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake plumbing experts

By R.A. Styron | Jan 2, 2018 |

The Change: The Department of Energy is contiunously working to make all appliances as energy efficient as possible, this includes your water heater, as well. Back in 2015 The Department of Energy updated the water heater efficiency standards, almost doubling the efficiency ratings. The updated ratings forced water heater manufacturers to begin producing water heaters…

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Why is my furnace so loud? | R. A. Styron Heating Specialist | Hampton Roads Va

By R.A. Styron | Dec 29, 2017 |

If your furnace is making unusual and loud noises, it’s important to pinpoint the source of the sound in order to solve the issue. Noise can indicate a much more serious problem or even damage in the unit. There are many different parts that can cause noises to occur, each producing a different noise. Blower Motor If…

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Thermostats, which one is right for my family? | R. A. Styron Heating & Air | Chesapeake VA

By R.A. Styron | Dec 26, 2017 |

It’s hard making decisions sometimes when it comes to appliances and devices that we plan on having in our home for sometime, thermostats are no different. Like most electronics, thermostats have evolved immensely in the last 5 years or so. There are various thermostat manufacturing companies in the market that are producing a great quality…

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Furnace Keeps Turning On and Off Repeatedly? | R. A. Styron Heating | Chesapeake Va

By R.A. Styron | Dec 22, 2017 |

Furnace Keeps Turning On and Off Repeatedly?  The Guide to Troubleshooting a Short-Cycling Furnace. If your furnace keeps turning on and off repeatedly, it can be stressful at best, and cold or downright uncomfortable at worst. First, it is important to realize that a furnace which is “short-cycling,” as we call it in the business, probably means that…

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Plumbing Terms You Need to Know | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake | Plumber

By R.A. Styron | Dec 20, 2017 |

Ever had a plumber in your home explaining your problem/solution and all you hear is a foreign language? You’re not alone! Like many professions plumbing has its own language of sorts, but have no fear, R. A. Styron is here to help. Listed below you will find a wide range of plumbing terms to help…

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Is Your Home Properly Prepped for Your Christmas Guests? | R. A. Styron | Virginia Beach

By R.A. Styron | Dec 18, 2017 |

Getting your home ready for your holiday guests isn’t only about cleaning, cooking, and decorating. Making sure that your heating system and plumbing is in tip top shape should not be over looked. Nothing can put a damper on the holiday spirit like a broken heater or backed up plumbing. Add these few simple tips…

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12 Plumbing Facts You Probably Never Knew | RA Styron Plumbing | Virginia Beach VA

By R.A. Styron | Dec 14, 2017 |

At R. A. Styron, our plumbing service is almost as popular as our HVAC services. From toilets to sewer lines to showers and more – we’ve got you covered. We have already gone over some of the most common plumbing myths, now we would like to share some of the most common plumbing facts: 1. Standardized…

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Why Does My Gas Furnace Pilot Light Keep Going Out? | R. A. Styron Heating Specialist | Chesapeake Va

By R.A. Styron | Dec 12, 2017 |

Tired of your gas furnace pilot light going out? It’s frustrating, especially in the frigid temperatures Hampton Roads typically sees. Here are a few common causes of this problem and how to fix them. Problems with the thermocouple: The thermocouple is the copper rod you see the pilot flame hitting. It’s a safety device that…

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Tips to Prepare Your Home For The Winter Season | R. A. Styron Heating & Air

By R.A. Styron | Dec 8, 2017 |

The fall and winter seasons bring the joy of pumpkin patches, bonfires, corn mazes and warm apple cider. It also means that the cold winter is right around the corner. Here are some simple HVAC tips to ensure that your family will be warm and comfortable in your home this winter. • Change your filters: Air…

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Is Your Ductwork Working For You? | R.A. Styron | Virginia Beach, VA

By R.A. Styron | Dec 6, 2017 |

Air ducts are a vital component of your home’s HVAC system, and any ducts that are leaking can reduce the performance of the system considerably, increasing your energy costs and making your home less comfortable. Properly sealing your ductwork is a relatively simple process, but there are a few things that you should know first.…

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