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

Do You Need Whole-House Repiping?

Monday, September 26th, 2016

One of the most common misconceptions homeowners have about their plumbing system is that their house cannot be re-plumbed—that this is something installed during home construction and aside from visible parts, replacement is not possible unless you completely demolish the place. Fortunately, this is not the case.

Pipes for home plumbing systems are developed to last a long time, however no piping can last forever. If you live in an older home, you could very well have pipes that are wearing down and becoming increasingly prone to breaks and leaks, and also congested with mineral deposits. If your home is older than 50 years, it very likely has plumbing made of galvanized steel. If you’ve never had repiping done, then this can present a problem to which the solution is whole-house repiping.

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The Steps of Heating System Maintenance

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Earlier this month we discussed how important heater maintenance is and why you should schedule this service now. Even though you are very likely still using your AC system and your heater is the last thing on your mind, maintenance is really best scheduled and performed before you actually need the system.

We could talk for hours about the benefits of preventive maintenance, such as that it helps your heating system run more efficiently and reduces the chance that you’ll run into emergency repairs later on. But to truly understand just how a heating tune-up can help you save energy and money, it’s helpful to know the steps that our technicians go through when performing the service.

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: Is Your System Short-Cycling?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

We haven’t quite started enjoying the cooler temperatures that other parts of the country have, and as such you are most likely still running your air conditioner on a regular basis. Although the official start of fall is just over a week away and we’ll see a temperature decline soon enough, it’s important to be aware of our AC systems and make sure they have no problems as we near the end of the cooling season.

There are a few problems that can negatively affect your air conditioning system. Short-cycling is one of these issues: this is when the AC compressor runs in short bursts, turning on and off rapidly. If this starts to happen, contact our team as soon as you can so that we can see what services might be necessary. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about this phenomenon and why it happens.

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End of Summer Air Conditioning Trouble to Watch Out For

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Summer may be almost over “officially” in two weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’re done contending with hot weather. Hopefully, you haven’t had any detrimental problems with your air conditioner this season, as it’s definitely hard to get through a summer here without a properly functioning cooling system.

Air conditioners are designed to withstand very high temperatures, and many years of use. However, if your system is aging or has not been properly maintained, then after a season of steady use it’s very possible it can suffer a breakdown at the end of summer.

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