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

What Can Happen if My Furnace Filter Gets Too Clogged?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The weather has begun to cool, and we’re reminded of just how close winter is. Soon we’ll be running our heating systems on a daily basis. If you are anything like the average homeowner, it’s very likely that you have a furnace, the most popular type of home heating systems across the nation.

But before you start to use your furnace, it’s essential that you schedule preventive heating maintenance—and also that you change your air filter. This filter protects both your furnace and central air conditioner, which will have collected plenty of debris of the summer. If the air filter isn’t changed on a regular basis—every 1 to 3 months during periods of use—then you can run into problems.

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HVAC Filter FAQ: Save Money with This Simple Task

Monday, October 24th, 2016

We hope that at least once a year, you schedule a maintenance appointment for your air conditioning unit and one for your heating system—or twice a year if you have a heat pump that serves as both. During this tune-up, our professional HVAC technicians will thoroughly inspect and clean your system, making necessary adjustments as they go.

This service does include changing your HVAC air filter if necessary. However, this is not a task that should only be done once or twice a year. Rather, this is a task you can and should be doing on your own every 1–3 months.

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Help! I Have No Hot Water

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the most common service calls that our plumbers receive is in regards to hot water heaters. Most homeowners don’t think very much about this appliance—until something goes wrong. Think about it: could you imagine a life without hot water? These appliances make modern living what it is today.

When your hot water heater malfunctions, it’s only natural for you to want to find out what’s going on right away. You probably don’t get out of a freezing cold shower and think to yourself, “Meh, it’s tomorrow’s problem.” So be sure to call our team to schedule inspections and repairs. In the meantime, read on to learn about some probable causes for loss of hot water from your water heater.

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Consider These Factors if You Need a New Heater

Monday, October 10th, 2016

As winter approaches, hopefully you are well equipped with a heater that’s been maintained in the last year and is ready to take on cooler temperatures. If you aren’t, and you’re considering replacing your heater with a new system, now is the time to do so—while temperatures are still fairly mild.

A new heating system can be a huge benefit to your home’s comfort levels when winter comes, but you should do all that you can to prepare for a new heating system purchase. While you could go out and just get a newer version of the heater you currently have, you could be missing out on some great factors, such as improved efficiency, or a system more suited to your needs. Keep reading to learn more about what you should consider when purchasing a new heater.

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Battling Humidity in the Home: Are You Well Equipped?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Recent weather has reminded us just how much humidity we deal with on a regular basis. Though our temperatures are relatively mild, high humidity makes it seem much warmer, which can become a problem indoors. Due to the extra moisture in the air when relative humidity rises about 50%, it becomes difficult for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. Therefore, even though the temperature may not increase, the air feels much hotter when it is humid out.

Of course, there’s not a whole lot you can do about high humidity outdoors. However, you can certainly change it inside your house. It requires the professional installation of a whole-house dehumidifier into your HVAC system to achieve true indoor comfort. Keep reading to learn how equipping yourself with this system benefits you and your home.

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