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City Inspection – Why Is This Necessary? | R. A. Styron Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. | Virginia Beach VA

By R.A. Styron | Nov 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

When you have a new HVAC installation in your home or business, part of the process involves having a city inspection.  You might wonder why?  Here is why cities require permits and inspection for HVAC installation: HVAC Installation is Complicated Installing a new HVAC system is not a DIY project. Removing an old HVAC system…

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What is Ductwork and What Can Go Wrong? | R. A. Styron | Ductwork

By R.A. Styron | Nov 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Clean your ductwork. Seal your ductwork. Insulate your ductwork. Why is there so much emphasis on this one particular component of your HVAC? It’s simple – if you want your ductwork to work, you’ve got to do a little duct work. Ductwork: An Introduction In heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), ductwork is used for…

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Should I Replace My Furnace? | RA Styron Heating & Air Conditioning | Chesapeake

By R.A. Styron | Nov 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
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Before repairing or replacing your gas furnace, here are 5 telltale signs that your heating system has reached the end of its useful life. It’s best to start investigating now in the fall instead of the middle of winter when you are rushed into a decision. Since nearly 30% of our annual energy bill (approximately…

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3 Reasons to Consider Buying a New Air Conditioner in the Fall | R A Styron Heating & Air | Chesapeake AC Specialist

By R.A. Styron | Nov 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

  With temperatures dropping, your air conditioner is likely the last thing on your mind. What many homeowners don’t know is that fall is an ideal time to purchase a new air conditioning system. Below are a few advantages to buying a new air conditioner now instead of waiting until next cooling season.   Avoid…

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The Biggest Plumbing Myths Busted | R.A. Styron | Chesapeake Plumber

By R.A. Styron | Nov 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

They have been passed down from generation to generation, but it is time to put a stop to the unnecessary damage and learn the truth behind some of the biggest plumbing myths around. The guide below will help you understand how to maintain your plumbing system and keep the plumbing folklore from ruining your efforts!…

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Home Plumbing Winterization Checklist | RA Styron | Chesapeake Va | Plumbing

By R.A. Styron | Nov 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Fall Tips from our plumbers in Hampton Roads. Freezing temperatures and plumbing systems don’t make for a great combination, so fall is the time to prepare for the chilly cold that will threaten to freeze your pipes and damage your plumbing system each year. If you’re unprepared for the sudden drop in temperature we’ve been…

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Space Heater Safety Tips | R. A. Styron | Chesapeake VA | Heating

By R.A. Styron | Oct 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

In order to save money in the colder months, many people opt to use a space heater to heat one room rather than heat the entire structure. Regardless of your plan, it is important to be cautious. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) estimates that nearly 18,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use…

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All About Air Filters | R.A. Styron | Chesapeake VA HVAC

By R.A. Styron | Oct 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

10 Questions That Explore the Ins and Outs of Home-Air Filtration Any home or structure that has conditioned air running through duct work also has an air filter that needs to be changed regularly. The air filter stands as an unobtrusive sentry of home air, and they’re often so out of sight and mind that…

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Common HVAC Terms You May Want to Know – R.A. Styron

By R.A. Styron | Oct 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Your air conditioning system has a lot of components, working parts and mechanisms with names that most people don’t use on a daily basis. While your consultant should make sure you understand everything, having a grasp on the terminology will help you make the best decision for your home. You may hear several different terms…

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Choosing and Installing Geothermal Heat Pumps | R.A. Styron Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc.

By R.A. Styron | Oct 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
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These geothermal heating and cooling units installed in the basement of a new home are tied to a complex array of underground coils to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. | Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto/BanksPhotos When selecting and installing a geothermal heat pump, consider the heating and cooling efficiency, the economics of the system, and your site’s…

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