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

Are Your Pipes Prepared for Winter Weather?

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Icicles hanging from a brown pipe. Frozen water and metal surface, winter time concept. selective focus shallow depth of field photoWhile our temperatures certainly haven’t dropped to the point of freezing yet, we all know how hard winter can hit and the weather can take a turn. If you’re putting off any winter preparation for your home until we progress a bit more into fall, we urge you to reconsider. Particularly when it comes to your Reston, VA plumbing system.

Plumbing systems are not something a whole lot of homeowners think about on a routine basis. This is especially true for plumbing problems, such as frozen pipes. However, frozen pipes occur in enough homes for it to be worth preparing your pipes. Remember, even just a couple consecutive days of below 30°F weather can result in frozen pipes, which leads to burst pipes. Can you avoid this?

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Is Your Air Conditioner Ready to Be Replaced?

Monday, June 12th, 2017

air-conditioner-ready-replacedThere’s no denying that summertime is well on its way. In fact, with our soaring temperatures the past couple of weeks, we’d guess that you’re already using your air conditioner on a consistent basis. So, if your AC system is on the older side, then we advise you take a close look to determine if it’s going to reliably get you through another cooling season.

If it can, then that’s great. If not, however, then there is no time like the present to have a replacement AC system installed. Doing so, as soon as possible, grants you the benefits of improved efficiency a new system will bring. But what are the signs that you do in fact need Reston, VA air conditioner replacement services?

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Post-Storm Heat Pump and Outdoor AC Unit Care

Monday, March 20th, 2017

post-storm-ac-careWhether you were ready for it or not, Winter Storm Stella certainly packed a punch last week. And while, of course, your first priority is to ensure the safety of your family and your home, another important factor to consider is how your HVAC systems were affected.

Whether you use a heat pump, ductless system, or central air conditioner, you have an outdoor unit that may require attention and quality Reston, VA HVAC repairs. We’ve shared some information below as to why a winter storm can be so detrimental for these systems, and how to properly care for them after a storm such as this has occurred.

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What Is Causing My Home’s Uneven Heating?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

alltech_unevenheating_12-30-16When it comes to using our heating systems, one of the most troubling issues we can run into is a system that doesn’t actually properly heat our homes. But what if your heater is heating your home, just leaving some cold spots in certain areas?

There are a few reasons this might be occurring, and we’ve highlighted the most common below. Remember, no heating work should be attempted on your own. For your safety and for your home’s protection, rely on a trained heating professional, such as a member of our staff.

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Is the Filter in Your Furnace Dirty?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Temperatures have begun to drop and soon enough winter will officially be upon us. There’s no denying it’s on its way, but it is imperative that we prepare for it. The best way to prepare your home is to make sure that your heating system is well maintained and ready to function as it should. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to schedule a tune-up.

Remember, however, that while annual heating maintenance is enough to help protect your heating system, leaving your air filter changes for annual tune-ups is not. Your filter needs to be changed often in order for your furnace to work effectively, efficiently, and successfully. Depending on the amount of pollutants in your indoor air, the air filter should be switched out every 1 to 3 months.

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Battling Humidity in the Home: Are You Well Equipped?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Recent weather has reminded us just how much humidity we deal with on a regular basis. Though our temperatures are relatively mild, high humidity makes it seem much warmer, which can become a problem indoors. Due to the extra moisture in the air when relative humidity rises about 50%, it becomes difficult for the human body to release heat through the skin by evaporating sweat. Therefore, even though the temperature may not increase, the air feels much hotter when it is humid out.

Of course, there’s not a whole lot you can do about high humidity outdoors. However, you can certainly change it inside your house. It requires the professional installation of a whole-house dehumidifier into your HVAC system to achieve true indoor comfort. Keep reading to learn how equipping yourself with this system benefits you and your home.

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Should You Schedule a Heating Maintenance Appointment Now?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

We may still be in the throes of summer, but the official start of fall is just a few weeks away. You are most likely still using your AC system, and your heater is probably the last thing on your mind. However, tasks such as maintenance are best scheduled and performed before you actually need the system. Therefore, the best time to schedule your heating maintenance appointment is now.

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Know the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier for Your Home

Monday, July 25th, 2016

There are a number of issues out of our control that can lead to poor indoor air within our homes. Since many of these issues can negatively impact our health and comfort, it’s essential that we invest in the systems we need to protect the quality of the air in our living spaces.

For many homeowners, the answer is a basic air filtration system, while others may choose an electronic air purifier. Sometimes though, this is just not enough and you need to actually eliminate more than simply particles already in the air. This is where a UV air purifier comes in.

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What if Your AC Isn’t Cooling Your Home?

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Being stuck with a malfunctioning air conditioner in the heat of summer is something that no homeowner ever wants to deal with. Luckily, if you do have an AC problem, temperatures haven’t quite reached the stifling point that require its use. That makes now the perfect time to check for any problems.

Even the most well-maintained air conditioning system can run into problems every now and then. One of the most common service calls we receive is that our customers’ AC systems simply aren’t providing any cooling. We’ve addressed this problem below, listing a few reasons why this can happen.

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