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How to Store a Generator Through a Virginia Winter

Winter might be the worst time to lose power, and yet winter is when it is most likely to happen! If you were one of the 30,000 Virginians that lost power last Christmas Eve, you may also be thinking about how you can protect the only source of energy your home will have when a storm hits— a backup generator. But with more harsh winter weather on its way, how can you safely store or prepare your generator so that it remains at the ready when you need it most? Here are five steps to safely storing a generator in …

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How the Inflation Reduction Act Can Help You Upgrade Your Home

While its name may lead you to believe that the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) would only be aimed at reducing gas prices and grocery bills, you might be surprised to learn that the IRA can also help you reduce your future energy use (and associated costs) by upgrading your home! With $370 billion dedicated to helping homeowners improve their home’s energy efficiency, here’s how you can take advantage of the savings from the IRA here in Virginia. Why the Inflation Reduction Act Reduces Home Upgrade Costs Why is it that home upgrades like insulation services, air sealing, HVAC improvements, and …

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What Your Crawl Space Needs for Improved Comfort This Winter

A crawl space can be a dark, damp, and miserable place to be — but did you know that an uncomfortable crawl space can also make for an uncomfortable (and inefficient) home? In this blog, Worley’s will get into the many ways the area underneath your feet can affect the air in the rest of your living space, how you can identify the issues that could be costing you, and which home improvement services will resolve them. “Stacking Up” Home Performance None of the rooms or spaces in your home operate like an island — they are all connected. The …

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How To Winterize A Sprinkler System With a Backflow Preventer

The first freeze of the fall and winter is a sneaky nuisance for most homeowners looking to keep their plumbing and sprinkler systems working properly until spring arrives. The team at Worley’s Home Services talks to many Virginians each year about fixing broken backflow preventers, shut-off valves, and pipes after the cold weather has caused irreversible damage. If you are looking for the best process for irrigation winterization, here’s what you need to know about preparing a backflow preventer for the winter.  What Is A Backflow Preventer? As the name suggests, a backflow preventer is a device that prevents contaminated …

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Who We Are & The Worley’s Experience

Desiring to raise the standard in the home services industry, Chuck and Chase started Worley’s Home Services in 2016 with 3 employees. Six years later, through integrity, character, and always doing the right thing, Worley’s Home Services has grown to over 70 employees offering expert service in HVAC, Crawlspaces, Electrical, Plumbing, Spray Foam, and Insulation. Our Vision: “Providing total peace of mind to families of Hampton Roads in need of Home Services.” Chuck Worley grew up in Norfolk, VA. The son of a Navy Senior Chief, Chuck was raised with character, integrity, and the value of always doing the right …

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How to Choose the Right Type of Heating System for Your Home

Is the heating system in your home here in the 757 in need of repair, or even an upgrade? If it has been a while since you replaced your furnace or boiler, you now have more options! But which one is best for your home and your comfort needs? Worley’s Home Services specializes in reliable heating replacement for homeowners in the greater Hampton Roads area and is here to help you find the right type of home heating system. Heat Pumps A typical furnace heater will last between ten and twenty years, and if your furnace is nearing that age, …

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Whole Home Solutions with Worley’s Home Services

Your home is a complicated and interconnected system of systems — so what exactly does it mean for a company like Worley’s to say they specialize in “home services”? Family-owned and operated Worley’s Home Services has been helping homeowners throughout Eastern Virginia live more comfortably in their homes, while also helping them reduce their energy costs for over three decades. We don’t just improve one part of the home, we want to improve the whole-home—here’s how we do it.  Worley’s Whole Home Solutions You could think of Worley’s Home Services as a heating and cooling contractor, or perhaps a plumbing …

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How Does Crawl Space Encapsulation Help with Bulk Moisture Problems?

(View as a downloadable PDF) Q: What is bulk moisture or bulk water? A: Rain, snow, or groundwater. Why is there moisture in your crawl space? Bulk water gets into a Virginia home by: Running down the side of your home Entering through cracks in foundation Plumbing leaks and condensation You can get rid of moisture under your house by fully encapsulating your crawl space to prevent water and moisture from getting into your home. The Crawl Space Encapsulation Process Addressing standing water issues Cleaning the crawl space Installing a vapor barrier Air sealing your crawl space Installing crawl space …

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Understanding the Different Types of Heat Pumps (And How You Can Use Them)

(View as a downloadable PDF) Heat pumps have many names and even more configurations. Here is your guide to understanding heat pumps and mini splits, as well as the multiple ways you can utilize these efficient and versatile home heating and cooling systems in your Eastern Virginia home.  TYPES OF HEAT PUMPS Heat pumps move heat from one place to another, instead of creating it, and they offer both heating and cooling modes while using only electricity. Here are the ways you can convert to a heat pump based on your home comfort needs: AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMPS Ducted air …

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Are The Noises Coming from My AC Normal?

When your AC starts making noises, it’s easy to panic. You don’t want your air conditioner to die on you in the middle of the summer, and strange AC noises can be the first sign of a problem. But while many loud noises coming from your AC can indicate a problem, some noises are totally normal.  Today, we’re going to break down some of the most common noises air conditioners make and let you know which noises are normal, and which are cause for concern.  Normal AC Noises  A lot of the time, your AC making noise is normal. Here …

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