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

How Can You Lower Cooling Costs Without Sacrificing Comfort?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

lower-cooling-costs-without-sacrificing-comfortWith summer upon us, it’s natural that you may be looking for ways to save money on your cooling costs. Nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to stay comfortable in their home, but at the same time, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice that comfort just so you don’t break the bank each month!

Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice anything if you have the right systems in place and take steps to ensure that your air conditioner is working as efficiently as possible. There are many solutions to both of these challenges, but the one we’re going to talk about today is a zone control system installation in Purcellville, VA.

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Does Your Air Conditioner Contain Harmful Refrigerant?

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

air-conditioner-harmful-refrigerantWith temperatures slowly but surely warming up, it’s time to start thinking about your air conditioner. Whether you have a newer system or an aging unit, we hope that you’ve scheduled your annual AC maintenance appointment to ensure that it will continue to work as efficiently as it should for as long as it can.

Another important factor to keep in mind regarding your air conditioner is that if it was installed before 2010, it probably uses a type of refrigerant called R22 Freon or HCFC(hydrochlorofluorocarbons)22 Freon. The production and import of this type of refrigerant was prohibited 7 years ago due to it’s contribution to the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer.

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Is Your Water Heater About to Fail?

Monday, January 9th, 2017

water_heater_failurePerhaps one of the most disastrous things that can happen in your household is a hot water heater failure. Nobody really notices just how important these appliances are to day-to-day living until something goes wrong with them. And when something does go awry, you want the problem fixed quickly.

Fortunately, we are here to provide repairs as well as water heater replacements if your system is too far gone. Of course, we understand that you’d like to avoid this problem all together, however. So we’ve provided some signs below that your water heater is warning you, so that you can give our professionals a call at the first sign of trouble.

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Examining the Impact of a Faulty Thermostat on Your Heating System

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Your thermostat serves as the “brain” of your HVAC systems, enabling you to choose when your heating or cooling unit turns on and what temperature your home will be. Ideally, your thermostat will never interfere with the performance of your furnace. The components in your heater will function as they’re supposed to regardless of what temperature you set your thermostat at, after all.

However, problems with your thermostat can impact your ability to control your furnace, and as such can be just as aggravating a problem as a malfunctioning heater. Keep reading to learn more about how a faulty thermostat can affect your entire heating system.

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Help! I Have No Hot Water

Monday, October 17th, 2016

One of the most common service calls that our plumbers receive is in regards to hot water heaters. Most homeowners don’t think very much about this appliance—until something goes wrong. Think about it: could you imagine a life without hot water? These appliances make modern living what it is today.

When your hot water heater malfunctions, it’s only natural for you to want to find out what’s going on right away. You probably don’t get out of a freezing cold shower and think to yourself, “Meh, it’s tomorrow’s problem.” So be sure to call our team to schedule inspections and repairs. In the meantime, read on to learn about some probable causes for loss of hot water from your water heater.

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Air Conditioner Troubleshooting: Is Your System Short-Cycling?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

We haven’t quite started enjoying the cooler temperatures that other parts of the country have, and as such you are most likely still running your air conditioner on a regular basis. Although the official start of fall is just over a week away and we’ll see a temperature decline soon enough, it’s important to be aware of our AC systems and make sure they have no problems as we near the end of the cooling season.

There are a few problems that can negatively affect your air conditioning system. Short-cycling is one of these issues: this is when the AC compressor runs in short bursts, turning on and off rapidly. If this starts to happen, contact our team as soon as you can so that we can see what services might be necessary. In the meantime, keep reading to learn more about this phenomenon and why it happens.

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Do You Need a New Air Conditioning System?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

When professionally installed and properly maintained, air conditioners have the potential to last many years—at least a decade. However, every AC system has its limitations and at some point your system will wear down to the point that you’ll have no choice but to replace it.

When this time comes, you’ll want to be able to recognize the signs as soon as possible so you can have a new system installed before your current one breaks down entirely. The last thing you want is for your air conditioning system to suddenly die on you in the middle of the heat of summer.

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Is Your Sump Pump Working Correctly?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

If your Virginia home has a sump pump operating in its basement or another location, you need it to function reliably at all times in order to keep unwanted leaking water out of your home. If your sump pump starts to malfunctioning, you need to call in a professional right way so that your home’s foundation doesn’t sustain serious flooding damage. But how do you know if you have a problem? Keep reading for some signs that your sump pump may not be functioning as it should.

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Understanding the Importance of Your Sump Pump

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

No homeowner wants to deal with a flooded basement or home. This can be a devastating experience for anyone, but the good news is that there is a solution. Sump pump installation provides protection against floods and any subsequent water damage, mold growth, or structural problems that may occur as a result. Learn more about the importance of sump pumps and how they work below.

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