AllTech Services, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ashburn’

What Are the Best Ways to Use My Plumbing System?

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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If there’s anything in your home that probably gets taken for granted, it’s the plumbing system. You rely on it every day: the sinks to give you drinking water, the water heater for hot showers and washing clothes, the kitchen sink to wash dishes, the bathrooms for hygiene, etc. But you don’t really think about the water heater until something goes wrong with it, right?

Fortunately, if something does go wrong with your plumbing system, you needn’t look far for help. We’ll be there ASAP! It’s also important to know that there are steps you can take to prevent plumbing system problems by treating it the right way.

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What’s Causing Ice to Form on My AC?

Monday, June 20th, 2022
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A working air conditioner is one of the greatest appliances that can help you get through the hottest days. However, it can be frustrating if your AC doesn’t create the usual cooling effect in your room due to ice forming on its parts.

So, if you are struggling with an icy AC, you are in the right place. Here we’ll discuss what causes ice to form on an air conditioner, why this isn’t normal, and how the underlying root cause can be resolved by a professional.

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Tips for Boosting Your AC Performance

Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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Temperatures are going to be warming up very soon, which means now is the time to think about how you’re going to keep your home reliably cool. This is easier to do than you might think! Not only can you take steps to ensure your air conditioner works great, but you can even boost its performance for the rest of spring and throughout summer.

We are here for all your air conditioning needs throughout Ashburn and beyond. We know you want to have the best air conditioner service possible, so whether you’re installing a new system, repairing an old one, or want to schedule maintenance, we’re the local team to call. In the meantime though, read on to learn what you can do today to boost AC performance and efficiency.

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Factors to Consider in a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, February 14th, 2022
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With winter about halfway over, many homeowners are looking forward to spring and springtime projects. Among the most popular household projects are remodels, particularly in bathrooms. One thing we urge our customers to keep in mind, however, is that it’s often not a great idea to attempt a bathroom remodel on your own, without the help of a professional.

Trying a DIY bathroom remodel, when there is so much plumbing involved, could potentially damage the plumbing or even end in an installation gone wrong due to improper measurements and whatnot. What you need for the job is a qualified professional plumber, which is where our techs come in! We are happy to share with you some of the most important considerations to make when planning a bathroom remodel. Read on to learn more!

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Heater Safety: What a Cracked Heat Exchanger Means

Monday, November 8th, 2021

gas-furnace-burnerAre you using a gas-powered furnace in your household? This comes as no surprise: gas furnaces are the most popular heaters found in homes in our area, let alone around the country. They’re great for climates like ours that get more than a bit chilly in the winter!

Gas furnaces are very cost-efficiency and a fantastic choice for the majority of homeowners. However, while gas furnaces are not inherently dangerous, there is still a present risk when you have natural gas in your home—namely, you run the risk of combustion gas leaks. The one gas you need to be concerned with here is carbon monoxide, CO.

And CO exposure can happen when you have a cracked heat exchanger in your furnace! This is a problem you should never ignore, but how do you know if you even have this problem? Read on as we dive into what a heat exchanger is, why it’s bad if it’s cracked, and what to do about it.

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Refrigerant 101: What You Should Know

Monday, September 13th, 2021

refrigerant-lineHow often do you think about the various components that make it possible for your air conditioner to function? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is probably “not very often.” We understand. However, there is one component in particular that you really should care about—enough to know why it’s so important and what would happen if your air conditioner didn’t have it—and that’s refrigerant. Read on to learn more!

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Is it Too Late for Air Conditioning Maintenance?

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

gloved-hands-cleaning-out-ductless-air-handlerThere is only one instance in which AC maintenance isn’t warranted. That’s when your air conditioner has completely shut down and is beyond repair. 

In all other circumstances, maintenance inspections are important. Regular inspections extend the life of your air conditioner. For many homeowners, regular maintenance helps prevent the need for expensive air conditioning repairs in Ashburn, VA later.

In this blog, we consider some of the main benefits of regular AC maintenance.

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How You Can Pay Less For your Air Conditioning

Monday, July 19th, 2021

ac-units-on-outdoor-wallAs much as people look forward to all the outdoor activities they can do in Virginia during the summer, the very thought of the searing heat can send shivers down anyone’s spine. The summers in Ashburn can become unbearable unless you have a properly working air conditioner to keep your home cool. Your air conditioner will have to work harder to maintain ideal indoor temperatures.

Unfortunately, a harder-working air conditioning system means that you will also have to deal with higher electricity bills. Since your unit will go through excessive strain, your air conditioning in Ashburn, VA might also require more frequent repairs. Between the energy bills and repair calls, you can expect to pay a lot to simply get relief from the summer heat.

What if we told you that there is a way for you to reduce your energy bills and air conditioning repair costs this summer? All it takes is a few simple things you can do to improve its efficiency, and you see significant savings.

Here are some tips that you can use to optimize your air conditioner’s performance and cost-effectiveness to enjoy summers without exorbitant energy bills.

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What Grade Would You Give Your Furnace?

Monday, January 18th, 2021

gas-furnace-stock-image-on-white-backgroundWinter has officially begun as of just a few short weeks ago, though around here we’ve been experiencing chillier temperatures for a few months already. Hopefully, your furnace has been behaving itself and giving you powerful, efficient heat. But what if it’s not? What needs to happen to get better results?

Read on to learn how to rate your system, and what to do if your furnace is getting a failing grade.

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How to Stay Warm If Your Furnace Goes Out

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Young woman shivering during the winter seasonMornings can be brisk, but this is ridiculous. You’re standing at your thermostat shivering when it dawns on you that your furnace isn’t operating right. Uh-oh! You are quick to make the call to Alltech Services, Inc. for a furnace repair in Ashburn, but you aren’t the only one who made that call. It is going to be a while before your technician can reach you and get that repair done. So, now the question is, how do you stay warm?

Furnaces rarely break down when it is convenient for us. That is why it is a good idea to have some, well, ideas on how you can stay warm until your heater is back to normal. We can help with those furnace repairs and some great ideas to help you keep warm until the job is done.

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