House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘insulation’

Common Causes of Uneven Cooling

Monday, July 30th, 2018

angry-manWhy do you use a whole-house air conditioning system? To cool your whole house with just one system, right? Of course! So why would you put up with anything shy of great comfort throughout your entire home? Even if you don’t use a given room as much as you do the others in your house, you still want to ensure that your whole house is evenly cooled. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many homes. Don’t settle for less!

There are a few different reasons why your home may be cooling unevenly. Whatever the precise nature of the problem, you can count on our team to diagnose it accurately and to resolve it completely. You don’t want to waste your time with AC technicians who are not going to be able to figure out what is going on in a timely manner, and you definitely don’t want to risk damage to your home or failed attempts at solving the problem—so leave your AC services in Chesapeake to us!

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Potential Problems with Your Insulation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

batt-insulationWhile your air conditioner is only going to work during the hot summer months, and your heater will run throughout the winter season, there are certain items in your home that do an important job all year long. While your insulation in Virginia Beach, VA is not a mechanical system with moving parts that will need to be tuned up, it is vital that these materials function precisely as intended at all times. Otherwise, you may encounter a number of different problems.

Chief among these are inefficiency, trouble maintaining even temperatures throughout your home, and even reduced indoor air quality. But why might your insulation fail to live up to expectations to begin with? That is what we want to cover today. If you notice signs of subpar insulation in your home, be sure to call us right away.

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Remember, Insulation Is Important All Year Long

Monday, September 5th, 2016

We know that a lot of homeowners are unhappy with the amount of money that they pay to heat and/or cool their homes. Too often, though, people just accept this as the way things are, particularly when their HVAC systems seem to be working just fine. One common cause of low efficiency in both summer and winter, though, has little to do with these systems themselves, and more to do with the system that is your home.

We’re talking about your insulation in Portsmouth, VA, and you need to know for certain that it is sufficient. When you allow our technicians the opportunity to inspect and, if necessary, replace or supplement your insulation, you need have no doubt about it. Contact us any time to schedule service.

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Does Insulation Play a Role in the Summer Months?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Not only does insulation play a role during the hottest time of the year, but it plays an incredibly important role. Many homeowners mistakenly associate the insulation in their homes with the winter season, when they’re trying to keep the chill of the air out of the house.

In truth, though, insulation works both ways, meaning that it is going to prevent excess heat from getting into your home just as much as it is going to help stop it from getting out in the winter season. You need great insulation to enjoy great air conditioning in Suffolk, VA. Here are a few signs of trouble to look out for. 

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House Call Company Increases Homeowner Education with New Storefront Location

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Dean Thomasson in front of our storefront in Chesapeake Square Mall.

Celebrating our 13th year in business, House Call Company, Hampton Roads’ premiere HVAC, plumbing, electrical and insulation company, will expand our presence with a storefront location in Chesapeake Square Mall next week.

The storefront at 4200 Portsmouth Blvd, will incorporate details regarding the services House Call Company offers, plus do-it-yourself tutorials for homeowners looking to complete basic home maintenance projects. As a friendly, well-trained group of professionals, we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of customer service, while also offering resources to help homeowners with the upkeep of their investment.

“We are taking our company to the next level with our new location in Chesapeake Square Mall,” said Raymond Walsh, general manager of House Call Company. “Not many HVAC companies will provide these types of resources to homeowners, but we believe it adds value and forges relationships with our customers. That’s what will continue to bring people back to House Call Company.”

The Hampton Roads community is invited to the month long grand opening celebration at the store. It will be open daily and equipped with various supplies on hand for common home maintenance projects. If a customer needs a part for a DIY project, House Call Company will help get it from their DIY Part Counter. If a customer is unsure how to perform a task, their team of experts will give a tutorial and provide instructional handouts.

“We want to help homeowners by being a partner,” added Walsh. “Our new store will allow us to do that in a much bigger way.”

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Signs That You Need More Robust Insulation

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Your home is more than just a few walls with a roof dropped on top: it is a complex collection of many different systems. Chief among these are the heating and cooling systems that allow for maintaining comfortable temperatures within your home throughout the year. Your heating and cooling equipment alone is not enough to ensure that this is the case, though. You must also have sufficient insulation installed strategically throughout your home if you are to enjoy the best performance that those systems have to offer. If you have reason to believe that you are dealing with subpar insulation in Chesapeake, VA, contact a member of our staff. House Call Company is happy to handle any insulation services that you may need.

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