When I started out working with my dad, Russell, at Russell’s Heating & Cooling, I came to understand our commitment to our customers from a very personal perspective. He always said how important it is to educate our customers so that they are comfortable with our service, our products, and our advice. On occasion, we come across a topic or some news that we like to share with our customers. These informative topics will appear right here, as part of our blog.

Whether it’s new promotions, ways to save energy dollars in easy ways, or letting you know about a new service or product we are offering to our customers, Buddy’s Blog is here to keep you informed and educated.

We invite you to explore the topics we share with you here. If you have questions or a topic you’d like to see in this space, just let us know!

Have a question, concern or topic about your heating or cooling your Virginia Beach or northern North Carolina home?

Give us a call at (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 to share your questions and ideas!

January 19, 2017
While the icicles hanging from your gutters may be beautiful to look at, the ice dams that may be lurking behind can wreak havoc on your home. It's best to take the necessary measures to stop ice Read more
January 17, 2017
You know you can save energy by bundling up and turning down the thermostat a few degrees in winter. But did you know you could also save energy by wrapping up your water heater?
January 12, 2017
If your home is like many others, around 20 to 30 percent of heated or conditioned air passing through your ductwork is lost because of poor connections, leaks, and holes. As a result, it becomes Read more
January 10, 2017
Do you sometimes have trouble sleeping? Sleep experts say there are a number of reasons people experience sleeplessness: too much caffeine, drinking alcohol before bedtime, trying to sleep with Read more
January 5, 2017
Any Virginia resident can tell you that it gets cold here in the winter, so it's vital that you take steps to prevent pipe bursts. How do you protect your home? Start by incorporating some of our Read more
December 29, 2016
Upgrading from a storage tank-style water heater to a tankless or on-demand appliance can help lower your household energy usage. Before you have that new water heater installed, though, you need to Read more
December 27, 2016
As the weather gets colder, humidity levels reduce and the air gets drier. That may cause or aggravate a number of cold-weather ailments such as dry skin, itchy eyes, and allergies. Humidifiers put Read more
December 22, 2016
You can't have an efficient, high-performing HVAC system without a tight system of ductwork. If ducts are leaking or blocked, your rooms won't get all the conditioned air that you're paying to heat Read more
December 20, 2016
If you’ve been told you need a furnace motor replacement, it could be good news. Chances are, the existing motor in your furnace blower is an old-fashioned PSC (permanent split capacitor) type that Read more

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What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA

Maintenance Plans

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Regular maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling is an important routine to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency, much like getting your car’s oil changed regularly. One of the easiest ways to ensure regular maintenance is to enroll in a Russell’s Heating & Cooling maintenance plan.

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Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly. And, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your system is cleaned and ready to operate efficiently and safely.