AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘AC Maintenance’

Is It Ever Too Late for an AC Tune-Up?

Monday, September 14th, 2020

two-technicians-working-on-outdoor-ac-unitWith the official end of summer just a week away, you may have realized you never had your air conditioner maintained for the season. It got through summer “just fine” so you may as well just wait until next year right? It’s too late to schedule an AC tune-up now, isn’t it?

Well, no, it’s never too late to schedule maintenance for your air conditioner. Unless of course it’s completely broken down to the point that there is no bringing it back no matter what type of repairs are done on it. But we’re going to guess if you’ve found yourself asking the question this blog proposes, you’re not quite there yet, right? So read on as we uncover why AC maintenance is so important, no matter what time of the year you have it done.

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How to Keep Your Air Conditioner in Top Shape

Monday, June 25th, 2018

top view of an air conditionerWith temperatures only growing warmer, residents throughout Sterling and beyond are looking forward to summer. Of course, if you haven’t already we do urge you to schedule your air conditioning maintenance, to make sure that your cooling system is ready to get you through the hotter weather.

Air conditioning maintenance is the best way to keep your cooling system in top shape. There are a few small maintenance tasks you can do on your own. For example, you should be changing out or cleaning the air filter in your HVAC system every 1–3 months, and ensuring that the outside unit is clear of debris. But professional, full-service maintenance will ensure the longevity of your system, and help you fend off AC repair in Sterling, VA as best you can.

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How to Help Your AC Last Longer

Monday, May 29th, 2017

help-ac-last-longerYour air conditioning system is likely one of the most expensive investments within your home, and as such it’s only natural that you want it to be taken care of. With professional service and careful attention, your cooling system can last a long time, and save you money with better efficiency and lower energy bills in the meantime.

Every air conditioner comes with a manufacturer warranty—usually lasting anywhere from 8–12 years. Ideally, your system will last for many years beyond that—but it can only do that with proper care. There are some small things you can do each summer to keep your air conditioner from working too hard, such as setting your thermostat higher when you aren’t home, wearing lightweight clothes so you don’t need to blast the AC as much, and opening your home in the evening rather than running the air conditioner. You can also ensure that you change your air filter every 1–3 months to protect the interior components.

To truly help your air conditioner last longer, though, there are other Herndon, VA air conditioning services that require the aid of an HVAC professional, which we’ll get to below.

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Refilling Refrigerant and Other Common Air Conditioner Myths

Monday, May 15th, 2017

common-air-conditioner-mythsAir conditioner refrigerant has been a hot topic of conversation lately, with R-22 steadily being phased out for a more environmentally friendly version of the fluid. We thought we’d uncover a common misconception about this important component of your air conditioner, as well as a few other Ashburn, VA air conditioning services myths that could be put to rest.

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Now Is the Time to Prep Your Home for Spring!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

prep-home-for-springSpring is almost upon us. Temperatures may still be on the cooler side, but that makes it the perfect time to start thinking about preparing our homes for the warmer weather that’s slowly but surely on its way.

This includes ensuring that all the exterior and interior components of your home are in good shape. You should be checking your roof to ensure that winter storms did it no harm, as well as your windows to make sure they are still properly sealed so they don’t let in any hot air when you’re trying to use your air conditioner in the coming months.

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