AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Services’

5 Tips to Help Your AC Run Better

Monday, May 25th, 2020

air-conditioner-with-clipboard-on-topAny air conditioning system in the Ashburn area is going to get quite the workout each summer. Fortunately, modern cooling systems are very durable and can take the heat!

But, how much do you typically expect to pay for your air conditioner use each year? The costs of staying comfortable indoors can be steep—but you could also be paying more than necessary for your energy bills. There are a number of ways that an AC system can lose energy efficiency over the years and start raising your utility bills as a result.

There are also many ways to boost a cooling system’s efficiency and cut down on your costs. We’ve shared 5 tips below on how to do just that!

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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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End of Summer Air Conditioning Trouble to Watch Out For

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Summer may be almost over “officially” in two weeks, but that doesn’t mean we’re done contending with hot weather. Hopefully, you haven’t had any detrimental problems with your air conditioner this season, as it’s definitely hard to get through a summer here without a properly functioning cooling system.

Air conditioners are designed to withstand very high temperatures, and many years of use. However, if your system is aging or has not been properly maintained, then after a season of steady use it’s very possible it can suffer a breakdown at the end of summer.

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The Importance of Regularly Changing or Cleaning Your HVAC Air Filter

Monday, June 13th, 2016

The heat of summer is well on its way, and when it reaches its peak you’ll want to know that you’ll be able to cool your home as effectively and efficiently as possible. In order to get the reliability you deserve, you want to make sure to schedule routine professional maintenance, so that your HVAC technicians can thoroughly clean and inspect all aspects of your system.

In addition to professional maintenance, however, there are a few tasks you can and should take on yourself. This includes being diligent about either changing or cleaning your air filter on a regular basis. Doing so will ensure that your air conditioner performs well throughout the season.

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How Can You Extend the Life of Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Is your HVAC system over a decade old? If so, you might be wondering if it’s time to retire and replace the system all together. However, with proper care and maintenance you can make the most of your AC unit before replacing it—potentially prematurely.

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How Can You Get Your AC Ready for Summer?

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Have you scheduled your air conditioning appointment yet for this season? If you haven’t, the time to do so is now. This is the number one way to get your air conditioner ready for summer. During your maintenance appointment, your HVAC technicians will conduct a full inspection of your system, ensuring everything is working properly and making adjustments as needed.

They’ll also provide a thorough cleaning and make recommendations for repairs at this time, if needed. It’s best to take care of these repairs right away to avoid costlier emergencies down the road. Aside from maintenance though, how else can you get your air conditioner ready for summer?

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