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Beware These Signs of a Plumbing Leak

Monday, November 26th, 2018

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationChances are at some time or another you’ve had to deal with a plumbing problem of some kind. One of the most common of those is the ever formidable leak. But what makes them so scary?

Well, there’re a few things. First of all, even if a leak seems “minor,” like a dripping faucet or the like, it can create gallons of wasted water over the course of a year. A “minor” plumbing problem can trick you into thinking it’s not that big of a deal. That is, until you notice the cost of your water usage starting to rise.

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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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Do Ductless Systems Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Closeup view about using some appliance such as air condition.The short answer to this is, “yes.” But that shouldn’t deter you from considering this HVAC system as your next home comfort installation, if you don’t already have one! This is actually one of the most common options for heating and cooling in modern homes, and for good reason. Instead of operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, ductless systems break up the indoor unit and blower fans to distribute air throughout the home by use of mini air handlers mounted on the wall in each of the rooms intended to be heated or cooled.

This set up allows for effective and efficient heating and cooling around the home. But it is important to know that ductless heat pump systems do have special needs and can malfunction in the same way a regular heat pump or air conditioner can, just with a few added factors to consider.

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Unique Ductless Needs to Be Aware Of

Monday, October 1st, 2018

person holding remote to turn on ductless air handlerWhen it comes to choosing the right cooling (and heating) system for your home, there are a number of factors to consider. You’ll want to look at the size of your home, your budgetary needs, how efficient the HVAC system is, and more. Our staff is here to help you make an educated decision in the manner. One system we frequently recommend to our clients is the ductless system, and for good reason!

Operating on heat pump technology, a ductless system can effectively cool your home in the summer while just as effectively heating it in the winter. This makes them a great choice for homeowners looking to replace both systems, install a new air conditioner altogether, or homeowners who just don’t want to deal with the indoor air quality and efficiency loss issues that ductwork can bring.

But they aren’t right for every home, and it is important to be aware of some of the repair needs you can run into if your system is not professionally installed or serviced, which we’ve highlighted below.

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Can UV Light Be Good for You?

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

uv lightWell, if history is any indication, then absolutely yes! What are we talking about? Over a century ago, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for discovering that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays.

That’s not exactly what we’re getting into here. However we want to use that to highlight the fact that when implemented the right way, UV light can actually do a lot for your health by improving your indoor air quality. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to consider the installation of a UV air purifier in Ashburn, VA.

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Can Plumbing Problems Be Prevented?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Woman calling a plumber service to fix drain pipe blockage.Your Ashburn, VA plumbing system is a complex one, snaking beneath your property and behind your walls, mostly hidden from view and linked together by yards of piping. It’s one of those systems that you rely on the most in your daily life, but also one of those that is easy to take for granted and difficult to keep in good shape if you don’t take the proper steps.

There are a number of things you can do to keep your plumbing system in good condition, and therefore prevent plumbing problems. Take a look at our tips below on how you can do this.

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Beware These Ductless System Repair Needs

Monday, November 13th, 2017

ductless system air handler mounted high on wallDuctless air conditioning and heating systems are a common recommendation for us to make to homeowners who’ve dealt with either the hassle of a house without ducts, or a ducted system with damage that makes their HVAC system work inefficiently. Ductless systems offer far greater comfort and efficiency than standard window units, and they are less obtrusive. Lastly, they are more reliable and long-lasting. But this doesn’t mean they’re immune to problems!

If you have a ductless system, it’s important to watch out for these problems and call in a pro right away if you do notice them. In order to prevent emergency Ashburn, VA HVAC services, be sure to schedule maintenance for your ductless system twice a year. In the meantime, watch out for the following:

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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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Moisture in Your Home: Why Humidity Control Is So Important

Monday, February 20th, 2017

humidity-control-importantIf you’ve lived in the area for even just a year, you likely know what a problem it is to have too little moisture in your home during the winter, or too much in the summer. It can make you feel uncomfortable, exacerbate illnesses, and cause your HVAC systems to work harder than they should need to.

What’s more, is that chronically dry air, or chronic humidity, can cause significant damage to your home itself, particularly if you have wood floors, furniture, fixtures, or precision instruments. A key way to combat humidity problems in your home is with a quality Ashburn, VA humidity control system. In order to help you understand the importance of humidifiers and dehumidifiers, we’ve shared some info below on what more humidity control can do to your home.

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Look No Further for Northern VA Hydro-Jetting Services!

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Alltech Services, Inc. is very proud to announce that we now offer hydro-jetting services throughout Ashburn, VA and the surrounding communities! This is an innovative plumbing service that enables us to effectively and efficiently scour the inside of your drainpipes, leaving them completely obstruction-free.

Of course, you may be asking yourself, “what’s wrong with the store-bought drain cleaner I usually buy?” Well, unfortunately, a lot. These chemical drain cleaners are abrasive, and not 100% effective. This means you could find yourself facing corroded pipes and/or an even tougher clog just a few months down the road, despite your best efforts to clean out your plumbing system.

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