AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for June, 2016

Is Your Sump Pump Working Correctly?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If your Virginia home has a sump pump operating in its basement or another location, you need it to function reliably at all times in order to keep unwanted leaking water out of your home. If your sump pump starts to malfunctioning, you need to call in a professional right way so that your home’s foundation doesn’t sustain serious flooding damage. But how do you know if you have a problem? Keep reading for some signs that your sump pump may not be functioning as it should.

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Is Your Toilet Continuously Running?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

When your toilet starts running but won’t stop, it’s more than just an inconvenience. This can cost you lots of money due to excess water that you aren’t using, which will reflect in your monthly water bill. Running toilets lead to other potential problems as well.

You might not be able to flush your toilet adequately, which of course is an issue. If you start hearing the sound of running water coming from your toilet, be sure to call for plumbing repairs right away. In the meantime, keep reading to discover a few common reasons why your toilet may keep running.

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The Importance of Regularly Changing or Cleaning Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The heat of summer is well on its way, and when it reaches its peak you’ll want to know that you’ll be able to cool your home as effectively and efficiently as possible. In order to get the reliability you deserve, you want to make sure to schedule routine professional maintenance, so that your HVAC technicians can thoroughly clean and inspect all aspects of your system.

In addition to professional maintenance, however, there are a few tasks you can and should take on yourself. This includes being diligent about either changing or cleaning your air filter on a regular basis. Doing so will ensure that your air conditioner performs well throughout the season.

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The Refrigerant Misconception: Could a New AC System Be a Better Investment?

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Most homeowners do not understand the technical details behind how an air conditioning system works. This is to be expected, particularly when you consider the complexity of modern air conditioners and the years of training required to become a technician who is licensed and trained to repair and install them.

However, there are some common misconceptions about air conditioners that can actually get in the way of properly caring for a system and knowing when to call for repairs. One of the biggest myths is in regards to how refrigerant works, and we’d like to help clear this up.

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