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.

Dec 15
Ready, Set, Resolution!

Get a head start on taking care of your HVAC systems this New Year. Ward off huge repairs and enjoy a year with far less hassle by preventing HVAC problems with a few easy resolutions. Before popping the champagne and counting down loudly into 2015, make sure you are prepared to show your home some love with these small steps: 2015

  • Agree to an annual tune-up. Set your calendar for yearly maintenance on all of your HVAC systems if you haven’t already. This will help to extend the life of your systems.
  • Set a reminder to check your filters monthly. Leaks, clogs and other problems can cause improper performance of your heating and cooling systems. If you are not confident in checking filters on your own, be sure to contact one of our experts and we will be happy to service you.
  • Let go! Furnaces, air conditioners and other old systems or parts you have been holding dear to may need a replacement. If your system is old or you believe it is time for a replacement, schedule an inspection and let our W.G. Speeks professionals properly install your new home addition.
  • Just breathe. With proper inspection, replacements, and filters, you can easily rid your home of pollutants and unseen allergens in the air. Breathe easier by following through with these resolutions.
  • If you need assistance with your HVAC systems, our W.G. Speeks professional service team is only a call away! We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and a wonderful New Year!
Nov 26
Getting Even: Maintaining an Evenly Heated Home This Winter!


With various levels to your home temperatures can vary from floor to floor. This winter ensuring that windows, insulation and weather-stripping are updated is key to saving costs on energy and living comfortably through the cold season. If you’ve seen a sky rocket in bills or just can’t seem to stop adjusting your homes temperature here a few things that will help you keep the chills at bay.

  1. Insulation is extremely important keeping a home warm in the winter and even cool in the summer. To make sure you are saving money have the right level of insulation between and inside walls, as well as in your attic.
  2. Clean ducts and airways. Maintenance of airways and ducts throughout your home are very important for heat and air flow. Unclean systems can cause problems of all types from hazardous indoor air to seen and unseen destruction of walls and furniture. Be sure to have your ductwork evaluated and airways clean before ramping up the temperature and bills.
  3. Check for leaks. Leaks can develop in air ducts over a period of time. Sealing duct leaks can cut back heating costs by up to 20%!
  4. Replace windows with more energy efficient windows. This can be a huge investment, but in colder climates the heating savings will be appreciated. You can even consider caulking windows and doors to prevent drafts
  5. Have your heating system tuned up and thoroughly inspected by a service professional. Poorly maintained systems cause uneven heating and can accumulate high costs over time.

If improved insulation doesn’t resolve comfort issues or you are unsure of how to properly care for your heating and cooling systems, W.G. Speeks Heating and Cooling experts can evaluate ductwork and other issues to request the proper changes for your comfort needs. Proudly serving Richmond, VA since 1943! Call us today at (804) 276-2800

Sep 12
Central Air Myths

Summer is coming to an end, but temperatures are still on the rise in Richmond, VA. So don’t expect to turn off that A/C anytime soon! In fact, you can expect to have your cooling system on well into September. So, many people might be wondering, how do you keep your energy bill from rising along with the temperature? Or maybe you have an energy efficient central air system and the cost is still high? Learn the facts! Many people have misconceptions on the techniques for cooling down a home but they can end up costing themselves much more by putting stress on their cooling systems.  Learn to separate fact from fiction and what you can do instead, to keep that energy bill down.

Myth 1: Turning the thermostat farther up or down will cool or heat your home faster. FALSE. Turning the thermostat at a higher or lower temperature than your desired temperature, does not cool or heat your home any faster. We recommend you only set your thermostat to the temperature you desire, so you don’t stress out your cooling system. To speed up the process, you can make sure your vents are clear and your filter is changed on a regular basis.

Myth 2: Closing the vents in unused rooms will save energy and lower your electric bill. FALSE. Do not close vents in unused rooms, this does not save energy but actually the opposite since your cooling system has to work harder to cool your home. To make sure your cooling system is working as efficiently as possible, make sure to open all vents and clear them of any dust, debris or obstruction. Having clear vents, saves energy and lowers your electric bill.

Myth 3: Using duct tape to seal ducts for a central air unit is a good idea. FALSE. Don’t let the name fool you, duct tapeshould never be used to seal air ducts. Duct tape allows too much air to escape and will simply fall off in few short weeks. A better solution is to use mastic sealant, although it can be difficult to work with and messy if you don’t know what you’re doing. For best results contact a professional. For more energy saving tips or to schedule maintenance, contact WG Speeks in Richmond, VA!

Ready, Set, Resolution!
Posted on 12/15/14

Get a head start on taking care of your HVAC systems this New Year. Ward off huge repairs and enjoy a year with far less hassle by preventing HVAC problems with a few easy resolutions. Before popping the champagne and


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