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

Call Us If Your Furnace Makes These Noises

Monday, December 9th, 2019

woman-covering-her-earsWith the holiday season approaching and the hustle and bustle that goes along with it, it’s really easy to ignore subtle noises coming from your furnace. But we really have to urge you to stop and listen. Are those noises anything beyond the normal sounds of the system starting up, ductwork fluctuating, or air rushing through the vents?

If you’re hearing sounds you never have before coming from your heating system, it means there is a problem. Strange or unfamiliar furnace noises should never be ignored—but are there certain noises you should be concerned about more than others? Any unusual noise is cause for concern, but the following are particularly ominous:

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Ductless System Facts You Need to Know

Monday, October 28th, 2019

ductless-system-air-handler-with-remotePerhaps you’ve already heard of the many benefits of ductless systems. How they are year-round systems that are highly efficient, saving energy and money. How the reverse flow of refrigerant allows them to be efficient air conditioners as well as very effective heaters, depending on the time of year.

There are many reasons to have a ductless system installed in your home. There are also quite a few reasons you should only ever trust a professional for that installation job. Keep reading to learn about what you should know about these systems—particularly, what type of unique repair needs that can crop up if the ductless system isn’t professionally installed.

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“My Heater Isn’t Working Right, What’s Going On?”

Monday, March 4th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterThe official end of winter may be less than a month away, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of cooler temperatures ahead. So, the last thing you need to deal with is a heater that can break down at any moment. But if you don’t know the signs of a heater that needs repair, you could very well find yourself facing this scenario.

Experts state that it’s important to repair a heating system as soon as you notice a problem so you can avoid a bigger emergency and higher repair costs later down the road. Also, the sooner you repair a malfunctioning heater, the lower your monthly bills may be, and the longer your system will last. Read on to see if any of these problems describe what’s going on with your heater, and be sure to call our team to schedule your repairs!

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Will a Dirty Air Filter Really Hurt my Furnace?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

man-holding-air-filterLet’s put it this way—it certainly won’t help your furnace! This is why we recommend to our customers that they replace their air filters every 1-3 months. This isn’t just a random suggestion—doing so will ensure that you get the most effective and efficient use out of your HVAC systems as you can. Considering how much you’ve likely already used your furnace this winter, we’d venture to guess that you’d like to do whatever you can to prevent costly heater repair in Fairfax, VA.

One way to help with this is by performing one small DIY maintenance task—changing out your air filter. You might be surprised to find just how important this little HVAC component is. It does more than protect your indoor air quality (actually, that’s not even its intended purpose)—it protects the system itself.

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What Causes Uneven Heating in My Home?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

cute dog under the warm grey blanketIt goes without saying that there is a certain standard by which you hold your home’s heating system—you want it to offer your household enough warmth to raise the indoor temperature to a comfortable level. After all, that’s what your heater is for, right?

But the amount of heat is just the beginning. Providing adequate comfort to a house requires moving the heat around to different rooms via the ductwork attached to it. If some rooms are getting too warm while others feel like meat lockers, it’s called uneven heating, and it’s not something you should settle for. Unfortunately, it is a fairly common problem that homeowners encounter, and it almost always calls for professional heating repair in Leesburg VA.

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

Monday, December 10th, 2018

woman covering her ears, set against a white backgroundIt’s, of course, something you never want to happen, but sometimes it is just inevitable. Your furnace breaks down with no warning. It goes from seemingly performing great all day and night to either stopping or not turning on at all. Of course, the risk of this occurring is less if you invested in heater maintenance this fall. But even with this service, the need for heating repair in Fairfax, VA may come up.

And usually, the first sign that this is the case is strange or loud noises coming from your furnace. It might be accompanied by unusual heating performance, but not always. Sometimes the strange noise is literally the first indication something is amiss. But what causes those noises? We’ll get into that below, along with why you don’t want to hear them and what they may mean. First, we do want to stress how important it is to call a pro for this service, both for repair effectiveness and your safety. We are sharing this information with you below so you’ll be better informed and will know what to expect when a pro enters your home to do a heating inspection.

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Are You Having a Furnace Startup Problem?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonThat time of year is here again—it’s time to start using our heaters on a regular basis for a few months or more.

Let’s say you get up one morning though, and your furnace isn’t running—so you go to the thermostat and turn up the heat. You wait … and nothing happens. You panic. Is your furnace completely broken down? Do you need a new one?

We’ll be honest, if you have an older system and/or you have skipped your maintenance appointment, this is a possibility. However, there could be a number of reasons a furnace would fail to startup or turn on for another cycle. Yes, you should call for professional heating services in Ashburn when this occurs, but in the meantime we’ve shared some information below on what might be going on.

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Consider Your Options in the Search for a New Heater

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

animated checklistIn our previous post, we talked about how the end of winter is no time to ignore heater repairs. Doing so can allow them to worsen to the point you may even be stuck with a broken down heater next fall. Of course, there’s also the chance that you’ll find your aging heater can’t take any more repairs, and that it’s actually time for Sterling, VA heating replacement, instead.

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The End of Winter Is No Time to Ignore Heater Repairs!

Monday, March 19th, 2018

technicians gloved hands repairing heaterTemperatures in our neck of the woods are still chilly enough for homeowners to be using their heaters on a regular basis. But spring will be here soon enough, and the warm weather that comes with it can hit hard. You’ll find yourself switching from using your heater to using your AC system regularly in the blink of an eye.

This makes now the perfect time to consider if you have any Sterling, VA heating repair needs that you should take care of as we reach the official end of winter. Sure, air conditioning maintenance is certainly something to think about and get on your schedule right away, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your heater, no matter how late in the heating season it is.

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Common Heater Troubles to Keep an Eye Out For

Monday, January 16th, 2017

common_heater_troublesWhen you live somewhere that can get as cold as it does here in Virginia, you know that your furnace or other heating system is going to be put under a lot of stress. Wear and tear are increased during our long winters, and serious problems can occur more easily.

Even if you’ve had your heater professionally maintained recently, you should keep your eyes open for any problems that can crop up. Keep reading for some of the most common issues we receive calls for.

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