AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Your AC Repair FAQs Answered

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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When our customers come to us for repair or replacement needs, they usually want our help urgently. This makes sense, and we’re always happy to help! However, what happens in these cases is that we don’t have the opportunity to answer some common questions you might have, and you deserve those answers.

Read on as we uncover some of the most common questions we hear come up, and our responses. And when you do need expert HVAC service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

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What’s Causing Ice to Form on My AC?

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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A working air conditioner is one of the greatest appliances that can help you get through the hottest days. However, it can be frustrating if your AC doesn’t create the usual cooling effect in your room due to ice forming on its parts.

So, if you are struggling with an icy AC, you are in the right place. Here we’ll discuss what causes ice to form on an air conditioner, why this isn’t normal, and how the underlying root cause can be resolved by a professional.

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How Long Each Day Can I Run My Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 6th, 2022
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A common question that our customers ask about their air conditioning use is, “How long can I actually run my air conditioner each day?” When you live somewhere that has long, hot summers, it’s natural that you want to know this. Is there a limit? What happens when your cooling system hits that limit? Will it break down?

We’re going to answer these questions and address more about your air conditioner below. But to answer the main question right away, you could technically run your air conditioner 24/7. And, depending on how long you do so, how often you have your system maintained, and how long our summer lasts, this may be fine. But, it’s not always recommended. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for Boosting Your AC Performance

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Temperatures are going to be warming up very soon, which means now is the time to think about how you’re going to keep your home reliably cool. This is easier to do than you might think! Not only can you take steps to ensure your air conditioner works great, but you can even boost its performance for the rest of spring and throughout summer.

We are here for all your air conditioning needs throughout Ashburn and beyond. We know you want to have the best air conditioner service possible, so whether you’re installing a new system, repairing an old one, or want to schedule maintenance, we’re the local team to call. In the meantime though, read on to learn what you can do today to boost AC performance and efficiency.

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Air Conditioning Care: Time for a Tune-Up!

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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You’ve likely heard of air conditioning maintenance. It’s a service performed on air conditioners and it has a ton of great benefits! If you don’t know too much about air conditioning maintenance, or you’re concerned about making sure your air conditioning stays in the best possible shape, it’s a good idea to learn a little about what air conditioning maintenance entails. 

You may be wondering, “How often should I schedule air conditioning maintenance?” or “Should I get an AC tune-up?”

We’re here to answer all of those important questions for you. Find out why regular air conditioning maintenance is so crucial and why you should be scheduling an AC tune-up every year. 

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Refrigerant 101: What You Should Know

Monday, September 13th, 2021

refrigerant-lineHow often do you think about the various components that make it possible for your air conditioner to function? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is probably “not very often.” We understand. However, there is one component in particular that you really should care about—enough to know why it’s so important and what would happen if your air conditioner didn’t have it—and that’s refrigerant. Read on to learn more!

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Tips for Cooling a 2-Story Home

Monday, August 16th, 2021

top-view-of-outside-ac-unitWhen you have a large home, it can be a challenge to keep it cool as efficiently as possible. After all, we have a lot of hot weather to battle all summer long, in addition to high humidity. This can make for a really uncomfortable environment without the right system and cooling practices in place.

Even when you do have a great air conditioning system, you want to make sure you’re not wasting more energy than necessary. Keep reading as we dive into some tips for cooling a 2-story home—efficiently! 

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Is it Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

gloved-hands-cleaning-out-ductless-air-handlerThere is only one instance in which AC maintenance isn’t warranted. That’s when your air conditioner has completely shut down and is beyond repair. 

In all other circumstances, maintenance inspections are important. Regular inspections extend the life of your air conditioner. For many homeowners, regular maintenance helps prevent the need for expensive air conditioning repairs in Ashburn, VA later.

In this blog, we consider some of the main benefits of regular AC maintenance.

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How You Can Pay Less For your Air Conditioning

Monday, July 19th, 2021

ac-units-on-outdoor-wallAs much as people look forward to all the outdoor activities they can do in Virginia during the summer, the very thought of the searing heat can send shivers down anyone’s spine. The summers in Ashburn can become unbearable unless you have a properly working air conditioner to keep your home cool. Your air conditioner will have to work harder to maintain ideal indoor temperatures.

Unfortunately, a harder-working air conditioning system means that you will also have to deal with higher electricity bills. Since your unit will go through excessive strain, your air conditioning in Ashburn, VA might also require more frequent repairs. Between the energy bills and repair calls, you can expect to pay a lot to simply get relief from the summer heat.

What if we told you that there is a way for you to reduce your energy bills and air conditioning repair costs this summer? All it takes is a few simple things you can do to improve its efficiency, and you see significant savings.

Here are some tips that you can use to optimize your air conditioner’s performance and cost-effectiveness to enjoy summers without exorbitant energy bills.

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What Is Short-Cycling and Why Is It Bad for Your AC?

Monday, July 5th, 2021

woman-holding-hand-to-ear-to-listenOne of the most common air conditioner problems that our customers call us to deal with is short-cycling. Have you ever faced short-cycling problems with your air conditioner? That is, when your air conditioner turns on and off in rapid cycles. This issue is a symptom of several possible problems with your air conditioner, and it can cause further problems if you don’t address it immediately.

While some reasons for short-cycling could require a simple fix, other problems are too complex to deal with on your own. We recommend calling experts for air conditioning repair in Fairfax, VA to come and deal with it.

This post will discuss what short-cycling is and why it’s bad for your air conditioner to help you understand the importance of dealing with it immediately.

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