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Experts in Heating and Air Conditioning Richmond VA Residents Have Relied on Since 1943

President W. Gerald Speeks

As a young boy Gerald rode with his father, W. Gwyn Speeks delivering oil and helped by pulling the hose to fill the oil tanks. At the age of 16 he sold his first Heating System. Eventually he took over the day to day operations of the company. Gerald and his wife Joan who is also involved in the company are life time residents of Chesterfield County. His hobbies include traveling the country showing Quarter Horses with his Granddaughters and fishing on the river in Deltaville, VA.

Vice President – W. Greg Speeks

Greg, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather joined the family business full time in 1985. Their hardwork and dedication layed a strong foundation that has enabled the company to grow and prosper. Today, Greg oversees the day to day operations of the installation department. In addtion to work, Greg enjoys his hobby as dog breeder and exhibitor of Shelties and spending time with family and friends.

Service Manager – TJ Garrett

TJ has been in the heating and air conditioning Industry since 1983. He started his career as a service technician with WG Speeks, Inc. Since 1998, TJ has been managing our Service Department. With his knowledge and skills, we are able to hire trained and qualified technicians to service our clients in Richmond, VA. TJ resides in Chesterfield County with his wife and children. Outside of work, TJ enjoys spending time with his family and fishing on the river in Deltaville, VA.

Members of our Heating and Air Conditioning Richmond Sales Team

John Boyer

John has been in the heating and air conditioning industry for 18 years and has been a member of our sales team for 7 years. His knowledge and dedication make him an important asset to our company. John resides in Henrico County.

Ronnie Hall

Ronnie has been in the industry for 20+ years and a member of our team for the past 14 years. He started at WG Speeks, Inc. in our installation department and moved to our sales department in 2003. His understanding and passion for the business make him a valuable member of our team. Customer Satisfaction is his main priority. Ronnie and his wife reside in Chesterfield County. His hobbies include playing softball and spending time with his grandchildren.

Pam Stinson

Pam has been in the heating and air conditioning industry and a member of our sales team for 28+ years. Her hardwork and strive for satisfaction with her customers make Pam a valuable asset to our sales team. She moved to the Richmond, VA area in 1964 and now has resided in Powhatan County for the past 16 years. Her hobbies include showing her horses at equestrian events and taking care of her Rat Terrier, Charlie.

Apr 03
3 Myths about Air Conditioning in Richmond

Air conditioning in Richmond, VA is a fact of life. We need it in order to stay cool and comfortable during those hot Virginia summers. Air conditioning systems have made a lot of improvement on our way of life; many can’t imagine life without this modern convenience, especially when temperatures reach unbearable highs. While most people are familiar with these cooling systems, there is a lot of common misinformation about air conditioning systems. Discerning the fact from fiction, will help your air conditioning unit work more efficiently and keep your home cooler. Here are three myths about air conditioning systems that really aren’t true:

  • “Setting a lower temperature will cool my home faster.” If you like your house to be at 72 degrees, you may think that setting the thermostat at 68 will help it cools down faster. Air conditioning units don’t work that way. The unit can only cool your house at a set rate of speed, which means setting it at 68 only increases its running time. You won’t reach 72 any faster or slower by setting a lower temperature.
  • * “A more efficient unit will automatically lower my bills.” While an air conditioner with a high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) will cool your home more efficiently than one with a lower rating, which assumes that you run the new air conditioner for the same amount of time that you ran the old one. Run it more often, you might be using more energy (but for a greater amount of cooling). Other factors, such as leaky ductwork or poor insulation, will also prevent your high efficiency unit from cooling your home effectively.
  • “Turning on a fan will cool the room.” Fans don’t cool the air. They just move it around, creating a cooling sensation against your skin. If you run a fan, you’re incurring energy costs and if you’re not home to enjoy it, you’re essentially wasting that energy.

If you have questions or concerns about your air conditioning system, don’t hesitate to contact an expert. The professionals at W.G. Speeks Inc can help you select an air conditioning service that matches your needs without the distortion of misconceptions. We handle air conditioning installation in Richmond, VA and throughout Greater Richmond Region, so give us a call today!

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Air conditioning in Richmond, VA is a fact of life. We need it in order to stay cool and comfortable during those hot Virginia summers. Air conditioning systems have made a lot of improvement on our way of life; many can’t

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