AllTech Services, Inc. Blog

It’s Almost That Time: Schedule Your AC Tune-Up Today

April 1st, 2019

outside-ac-unit-with-tools-on-topSpringtime is officially here, which means warmer temperatures are right around the corner. Before you know it, you’ll be soaking up the summer sun, and hopefully getting some fun vacation time in. But, is your home ready for summer? What if you need air conditioning repair in Sterling, VA, and don’t even realize it? A broken down air conditioner is the last summer interruption you need.

Of course, this can be avoided by scheduling your AC maintenance tune-up session. Keep reading to see that we’ve outlined a few of the many reasons why you should schedule this service ASAP.

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“Why Is My Water Heater Knocking?”

March 18th, 2019

water-heater-tankSometimes, a noise might come from an appliance in your home that makes it obvious there’s a problem—like a screeching sound coming from your AC or heating system. Other times, though a noise can be so faint that you may think you’re imagining it, or think it’s so minor it doesn’t deserve your attention. One of these noises is knocking, coming from your water heater. Also described by some homeowners as a “popping” sound, this isn’t one to be ignored.

A knocking or popping sound coming from your water heater may indicate problems that can accelerate the longer you let them continue. Keep reading to learn more about what this noise might be, and what you should do about it.

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

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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2018: A Year in Review

February 19th, 2019

It’s been a great year for AllTech Services! We want to thank you, our valued customers, for being a part of it. With 32 cities served and over 2,000 new HVAC, indoor air quality, and water heaters installed, we are proud of our staff’s continued commitment to providing great value, and competent customer service.

Here’s What You Helped Us Achieve This Year!

  • 12,729 Service Calls
  • 512 Humidifiers Installed 
  • 192 5-Star Reviews
  • 1,017 New HVAC Systems Installed
  • 567 Water heaters Installed
  • 2,006 Total Home Care Members

Our loyal customers know that when they contact our team, they’ll be able to trust in a job done right. This is true whether you have HVAC equipment that’s not working as it should, you’re looking for a hot water heater installation, you need plumbing pipe or gas line work done, or you’re looking for a money-saving maintenance agreement for your current systems.

Contact us today to schedule service or to ask about our Total Home Care maintenance program.

AllTech Services, Inc. is proud to serve customers in the Ashburn, VA area and beyond! 

 

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Need New Gas Lines? Call a Plumber!

February 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-gas-mainThe title of this blog post might surprise you… since traditionally a plumber is someone people think of as working on pipes that carry water and sewage. A professional plumber is someone who does installation and repair work on faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, sewer lines, and anything else that has to do with your home’s water supply, right?

Well, yes—but installing gas pipes is another very important part of professional plumbing services (though, not all plumbers are licensed for such work!)

Keep reading to learn more about this service that our team provides!

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Will a Dirty Air Filter Really Hurt my Furnace?

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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Signs Your Home Needs Repiping

January 21st, 2019

Clogged drain pipes Smaller pipes. Originally shot for a copper pipe replacing company, but never used. These clogged pipes came out of an old apartment building that was having water drainage issues.Your plumbing system is expansive, making its way through your home to your bathrooms, kitchen, garage, and more. Most of the pipes snaking through your property are hidden from view. Of course, this means that when you have a plumbing problem, it can be hard to detect. If you suspect you have a plumbing issue, you can call on a professional Waterford, VA plumber, such as one of the members of our team.

But to know that you have a problem, you first need to know what to look and listen for. There are a number of signs that indicate you may need pipe repair, or even repiping. Sometimes just a partial repiping is needed, but in other cases—and especially in older homes—a whole-house repiping may be recommended. Keep reading to learn more.

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What Causes Uneven Heating in My Home?

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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Is It Time for a Water Heater Upgrade?

December 24th, 2018

pipes of a water heaterWater heaters are, historically, very sturdy systems, designed to last quite a long time. This is especially true if you care for yours properly by scheduling routine maintenance for it. It’s important to note, though, than no matter how well you take care of your water heater, it won’t last forever.

The trick is being able to recognize when your water heater is, in fact, on its last legs so you can upgrade it before it has a chance to break down on you entirely—something that is inconvenient any time of the year, but especially in the winter! Do you really want to find out your water heater failed by hopping into the shower and be greeted with ice-cold water? We didn’t think so!

So without further ado, below are some warning signs that indicate it’s time for you to go ahead and explore a water heater replacement.

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Sounds You Don’t Want Your Furnace Making

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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