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Plumbing

Fast leak repairs, installations & energy-efficient upgrades.

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W. E. Heating

Heating

Heater installation, repair, and replacement.

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W. E. Air

Air

Stay cool with our full range of HVAC services.

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W. E. Electrical

Electrical

Electric repair, upgrades, and whole-home rewires.

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W. E. Smart

Smart

Automate your comfort with smart home technology.

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Geothermal

Highly efficient, we install & repair geothermal systems.

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Why W.E. Brown?

Your comfort. It's that simple. We bring the wisdom and experience of our 96-year history in business, and we pioneer the newest technologies and services to keep you comfy today and tomorrow. Since 1922, W.E. Brown has been making our clients comfortable in Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and surrounding communities with a comprehensive lineup of home comfort services —plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and Smart Home technology. We stay motivated by our legacy and inspired to exceed your home comfort expectations.

NOW OPEN 7:30 AM - 7 PM for your convenience. We're there for you on both ends of your workday—and of course any time in between.

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Have A Clogged Or Slow Drain? We Can Help.

We'll open your main sewer line for only $99 and include a courtesy Sewer-Cam video view of your main sewer line for immediate relief and long-term peace of mind. The main sewer line is outside of the home connecting your home plumbing to the city line. If the block is located inside of your home, regular pricing will apply. Call (434) 298-2151 for details.

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Plan Ahead With Convenient Financing.

It’s simple to qualify with our financing providers and create a comfortable plan that is easy on your budget. See if one of our options is just right for you.

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Britney Bridges

Britney Bridges

Call Center Manager

Tiffany Talton

Tiffany Talton

Customer Service Representative

Ricardo Ayala Marmolejo

Ricardo Ayala Marmolejo

HVAC Apprentice

Michael Porter

Michael Porter

Plumbing Service Technician

Michael Hauck

Michael Hauck

HVAC Maintenance Technician

Matthew Elliott

Matthew Elliott

Plumbing Contract Apprentice

Kaysi Olson

Kaysi Olson

Customer Service Specialist

Eric Newman

Eric Newman

Sales and Installation Manager

Cassius Cole

Cassius Cole

Plumbing Service Technician

Brant Woycik

Brant Woycik

Plumbing Contract Apprentice

Josh Wheaton

Josh Wheaton

Plumbing Service Apprentice

Josh Ward

Josh Ward

Plumbing Install Technician

Michael Harris

Michael Harris

Plumbing Contract Mechanic

Chris Ragland

Chris Ragland

Sheetmetal and Ductwork Mechanic

John Kelly

John Kelly

Refrigeration Installation Technician

Richard Sink

Richard Sink

Plumbing Contract Mechanic

William Stokes

William Stokes

Plumbing Contract Mechanic

Robbie Crawford

Robbie Crawford

Sheetmetal and Ductwork Mechanic

Rusty Deane

Rusty Deane

Sheetmetal and Ductwork Mechanic

RT Kitchen

RT Kitchen

Refrigeration Installation Technician

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More From Our Blog.

How to Fix a Running Toilet…And Why You Should Address It Immediately!

How to Fix a Running Toilet…And Why You Should Address It Immediately!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably either standing in front of a noisy, constantly running toilet, or you’re curious how to avoid this homeowner headache.  A running toilet is an expensive maintenance task to leave on the back burner. You can waste up to 200 gallons of water a day, depending on the age and

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Winter Heating Tips: How to Stay Warm Without Breaking the Bank

Winter Heating Tips: How to Stay Warm Without Breaking the Bank

There are a few months of winter ahead of us here in Charlottesville, so keeping our homes warm and comfortable is a top priority. Here are some tips on how you can keep it cozy without just cranking up the heat and paying for it when the energy bill arrives. We’ve said it before, and

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Two Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality this Winter

Two Easy Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality this Winter

As the weather gets colder and days get shorter, your family is likely spending a little more time indoors. It’s important to ensure the air circulating in your home is as healthy and dust-free as possible!  Even when it’s too cold to open a window, there are some ways to proactively protect your indoor air

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<strong>3 Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Checked</strong>

3 Signs Your Heating System Needs to be Checked

Are you receiving high electric bills or noticing strange noises or smells from your heating system? When our customers call us and mention warning signs like this, we recommend a service check immediately!  Bad Smells Strong, foul odors are a common warning sign of a heating system that needs attention. The bad smells could be

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5 Signs You Need to Call A Plumber

5 Signs You Need to Call A Plumber

Most people only call a plumber in crisis mode or when installing new fixtures. However, there are some common signs of wear and tear that shouldn’t be overlooked! #1: Slow Drains and Persistent Clogs Do you have a stubborn drain that always holds water? This is likely due to hair, grease, debris, or other debris

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Cozy and Cost-Effective: A Checklist to Help Prepare Your Home for Fall Heating Savings

Cozy and Cost-Effective: A Checklist to Help Prepare Your Home for Fall Heating Savings

Here in Central Virginia, fall is quickly approaching! While the fall season brings many fun activities and autumn treats to look forward to, it also means dropping temperatures and rising heating bills. We’ve gathered our best tips for preparing your home for the fall and winter seasons to help you be as energy-efficient as possible!

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Electrical Safety 101: Essential Tips for Homeowners

Electrical Safety 101: Essential Tips for Homeowners

As a homeowner, you want to feel safe and equipped to fix common, simple issues. However, when it comes to electrical, many of us don’t know much except where the breaker box is located. If you don’t know where your panel is…this is your sign to go find it! Breaker boxes are often located in

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10 Indoor Air Quality Tips for the Summer

10 Indoor Air Quality Tips for the Summer

Maintaining a healthy and comfortable indoor environment is essential year-round. However, we’ve found that managing indoor air quality can be trickier in the summer when you’re less likely to bring in fresh air through open windows. Here are 10 tips that will help you optimize your HVAC system’s performance, control humidity levels, and minimize indoor

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How to Program Your Thermostat for Optimal Comfort AND Efficiency

How to Program Your Thermostat for Optimal Comfort AND Efficiency

Each year, more homeowners make the switch to programmable thermostats. Why? Because these devices can make it easier to stay comfortable and use your HVAC system as efficiently as possible. Here’s how we advise our customers to strike a balance of comfort and energy efficiency:  Make a Small Temperature Change  The Google Nest team recommends

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What’s Really Better? Central Air Conditioning or a Ductless System?

What’s Really Better? Central Air Conditioning or a Ductless System?

Are you building a home or adding an HVAC system to your existing home? You’ll need to choose either central air conditioning or a ductless system. While there are pros and cons to both systems, the choice depends on your needs, preferences, and budget. Cost Considerations Since ductless systems are less expensive and less complicated

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Ways to Reduce Allergens and Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Ways to Reduce Allergens and Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

Does your family struggle seasonally or year-round with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory difficulties? It may be time to think about ways to improve your indoor air quality. Deep Clean to Get Rid of Potential Allergens To help alleviate allergy symptoms, it’s best to eliminate dust mites and pet dander from your home by cleaning

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5 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Neglect

5 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Neglect

When life gets busy, it’s easy to forget or ignore routine home maintenance tasks. However, identifying minor problems can keep issues from turning into major, expensive repairs. Here are five home maintenance tasks you should never overlook:  Fix leaky faucets: Fixing leaks is about more than just saving water and avoiding flooring or wall damage.

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Introducing the 2023 W.E. Give Back Program

Introducing the 2023 W.E. Give Back Program

W.E. Brown has thrived in the Charlottesville area since 1922 and every year, we try to find ways to give back to this amazing community where our customers live. This year, we’re partnering with our friends at NBC29 to host the W.E. Give Back Program. The goal of this program is to recognize and give

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3 Reasons to Consider Buying a Generator this Winter

3 Reasons to Consider Buying a Generator this Winter

During the cold winter months, owning a generator can bring peace of mind. Being without power in frigid weather can be inconvenient and even dangerous. Here at W.E. Brown, we believe that investing in a generator is a step you can take to ensure that your family stays safe and that you don’t have to

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Troubleshoot a Tripped Circuit Breaker.

Troubleshoot a Tripped Circuit Breaker.

When a breaker trips in your home, it’s due to overcapacity or a short: The breaker trips, stopping the flow of electricity as a safety measure. A tripped main breaker will cut the power off to your entire house. SOME COMMON CAUSES CAN INCLUDE: too many appliances; appliances that require too much electricity; damaged breakers;

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Troubleshoot uneven heating.

Troubleshoot uneven heating.

Routine maintenance makes sure your heat pump is working at peak performance. But if one room is typically colder than the rest of your home, here are a few DIY tips you can do to help. Test your thermostat. Affix a thermometer on your wall next to your thermostat. Place a towel behind the thermometer

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Troubleshoot a clogged toilet.

Troubleshoot a clogged toilet.

To ensure that your toilet doesn’t overflow, remove the lid from the toilet tank and close the rubber flapper—unless you have a pressure-assisted tank. You may also reach behind the toilet and turn off the water supply. (Make sure you turn the supply back on when you’re ready to flush again.) PLUNGER Grab a heavy-duty

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What is emergency heat?

What is emergency heat?

What is emergency heat—and why do I need it? As a follow-up to our recent blog “My A/C won’t keep my house cool enough on a 95-degree day,” we’re taking a look at how heat pumps use emergency heat to perform adequately during the winter. Emergency or auxiliary heat is a supplemental heating component installed

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My A/C won't keep my house cool enough on a 95-degree day.

My A/C won't keep my house cool enough on a 95-degree day.

It’s 95 degrees outside, and you can’t get your indoor temperature to go below 75 degrees—even with your thermostat set on 72 degrees. It seems as if the AC can’t keep up. First thing you might think; okay, let’s get a larger AC to keep perfectly cool when summer temperatures hit above 93 degrees. However,

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After the Flood.

After the Flood.

One year ago in May, severe rain in Charlottesville, Va. caused the banks of rivers and streams to flood; so much so that people lost their lives. I recently sat with Diana and Scott outside their home in White Hall to talk with them about the flood and how it changed their perspective on service.

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Brant Woycik

Brant Woycik

Plumbing Contract Apprentice

W.E. Brown Team = Family!

Take a closer look at what makes us unique and drop us a line to say "hello" or ask a question any time. We are in the business of creating lasting partnerships —not just fixing broken equipment. You'll notice the difference.

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A Plan For Energy Efficiencies — And Savings.

We want to be sure you get comfy and stay that way. Join the W.E. Brown Service Partner family and we’ll manage your home comfort systems and keep them running at peak performance. The best news: this spells savings and energy efficiencies for you!

What are you most comfortable with? Choose small monthly payments or an auto-renew annual plan that you can pay once and forget.

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Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer

W.E. Brown is proud to be a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer — a status conferred on only those companies that exemplify the highest technical skill and customer service. We are also a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. Our technicians are certified by the North American Technician Excellence Organization. This voluntary certification requires its technicians to be trained and tested well beyond standard qualifications. Have a different brand of equipment? Not a problem! At W.E. Brown, our technicians are skilled in maintaining and servicing any make or model of HVAC equipment, affording you an extra level of comfort in our expertise and professionalism.