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What to Expect During an HVAC Tune Up

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on September 10, 2018

Are you taking the initiative to keep your heating and cooling system in great shape by scheduling semi-annual HVAC tune ups?

Whether you’re proactive and have it scheduled or are considering a tune up, it’s good to know what to expect!

Not all tune ups are created equally. In fact that $59 tune up may seem like an awesome deal - until you find out it only includes a small checklist of items.

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Topics: heat pump, hvac, air conditioner, tune up, Heating and Cooling Maintenance

SEER Ratings & How to Find Them

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on March 02, 2018

Do you know the SEER rating on your existing heat pump or central air conditioner? Effective January 1, 2015, the US Government required that split system heat pumps and central air conditioners installed in the Southeastern Region of the United States of America to be at least 14 SEER. (that includes us here in Hanover County and the metro Richmond area as well)!

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Topics: heat pump, energy efficiency, hvac, Air Conditioning, seer, seer rating, seer rating requirement

What's The Average Cost Of A Heat Pump?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on November 02, 2017

The cost of replacing a heat pump system depends on the capacity of the system needed for your home and depends on the efficiency of the system being installed. The complexity of the project is also a major factor in determining the total heat pump cost. But there are other factors that may impact the overall heat pump cost..

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Topics: heat pump, air handlers, hvac, Heat Pump Rebate, Cost of Heat Pump, Dominion Rebate

How Much Does an HVAC Tune-Up Cost?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on October 26, 2017

If you’re trying to figure out how much an HVAC service is going to cost, keep in mind that the price varies depending on a few factors. These can include:

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Topics: hvac, tune up, Cost of Heat Pump, HVAC Service

York Affinity Series High-Efficiency Heat Pump

Posted by Rich Krider on September 28, 2017

The York Affinity Series is a premier line of residential heat pumps and has a variety of features that make it an ideal heat pump for residential homes in Richmond, Virginia. We've installed a lot of heat pumps over the years, and this is one of our favorites. Here's why!


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Topics: heat pump, hvac, york

6 Benefits of Routine HVAC Maintenance

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 18, 2017

If you own a home with a heating and cooling system in Richmond, Virginia, you've likely thought about at least one of these HVAC issues:

  • Energy Bills Are Too High
  • Indoor Air Quality is PoorComfort Club Memberships  Starting as low as $20 Month. Get Peace of Mind Today!
  • Too Many Repair Bills
  • Unreliable Heating and Cooling System (Or Service!)
  • Just Not Comfortable Enough!
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Topics: hvac, Howell's Heating & Air, comfort club maintenance plan, maintenance

Why Do HVAC Equipment Prices Differ from Contractor to Contractor?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on August 10, 2017

HVAC Equipment Pricing.jpgWhen consumers decide to buy toaster ovens, televisions and trash compactors, the process is typically to go out, check prices and buy the product with the best price. Price shopping makes the purchase easy: the price tells us who to buy from. But that isn't always the case when it comes to HVAC equipment prices.

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Topics: hvac tips, hvac, faqs, repair or replace, Howell's Heating & Air

Should I Add More Freon To My AC Unit?

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on June 01, 2017

Is your air conditioning unit not cooling like it used to? Have you added Freon before and not sure if it makes sense to add more or consider a new system?

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Topics: hvac, air conditioner, air conditioning repair, freon, r-22

5 Things to Check Before Calling for HVAC Service

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on May 05, 2017

When an HVAC stops working or seems to be on the fritz, most people’s natural reaction is to call their HVAC service company. However, you might be able to fix the problem on your own and without having to pay for a professional visit.

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Topics: hvac, HVAC Maintenance, HVAC Service, Problems with HVAC

How to Calculate HVAC Load Capacity for Larger Homes

Posted by Howell's Heating & Air on April 17, 2017

Calculating load capacity for HVAC systems isn’t always as cut and dry as you might think. While overall square footage is usually the first thing people think about, it’s important that you consider total cubic feet in your HVAC load capacity calculations.

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Topics: hvac, york, HVAC Effeciency

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