You Need a Clean Air Filter in Your AC!

June 19th, 2017

filterBy and large, air conditioning maintenance is something you really need to leave to trained professionals. Routine AC maintenance is a very involved process, requiring a number of different checks, tests, and cleanings. However, there is one vital task that you should complete on your own as recommended and required. That is changing the air filter that comes standard in your air conditioning system.

Now, we know that it may not sound like the biggest priority, and yes, your AC technician is going to change your air filter when he or she completes your system tune-up each year. However, you need to change your air filter much more than once a year. Typically, these filters should be changed every 1 to 3 months. This means that, assuming you want the best that your air conditioner in Portsmouth, VA has to offer, you need to be doing the filter changes yourself.

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Do You Treat Your AC as Well As Your Car?

June 5th, 2017

AC service technicianWhen you are driving your car, you probably see a little sticker somewhere on your windshield reminding you to schedule your next oil change when you hit a certain number of miles. Typically, the average number of running hours on a car engine between oil changes is about 100 to 150 hours. Typically in the ballpark of 2,000 hours!

You don’t let your oil changes slip by, and you’d best give your AC maintenance in Norfolk, VA the same type of attention. The air conditioner is doing a whole lot of work each and every summer season, and it is only getting tuned up once a year. Make it count by scheduling your air conditioning tune-up with the pros on our team. We’ll make sure that your system is ready for the challenges of summer, every summer.

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AC Blowing Warm Air?

May 22nd, 2017

thermometer-risingImagine that it is a hot summer night, and that you wake up in considerable discomfort. You hear the indoor AC unit running, but upon further investigation, you find that your system is blowing warm air out of your ducts! What do you do? Well, the answer to that question definitely is not “panic.” In fact, it may not even be “schedule AC repairs.” There are several reasons why your air conditioner may be blowing warm air throughout your home. The good news is that not all of them are serious problems.

In most instances, you should not be servicing your air conditioner on your own. Your air conditioning services in Chesapeake, VA should always be completed by skilled, trained professionals. As you’ll see in the following post, however, some issues causing warm air to blow from your system don’t really require “service” at all. Keep an eye out for these quick fixes, and let us handle any necessary repairs if there is no obvious solution to your problem.  Continue Reading

Mother’s Day: When Your Husband Is Terrible at Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2017

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Mother’s day is just around the corner. This May 14th, mothers throughout the country are going to be showered with gifts, affection, and appreciation for all that they do for the most important people in their lives. We here at House Call Company handle a lot of big jobs with regularity. But we know that being a mother is one of the biggest jobs of all. Don’t you think that the mother in your life, be it your own or the mother of your children, deserves something special this year? We do, which is why we want to handle that Honey-Do list for you.

We believe in improving lives by improving homes, and hiring our technicians to handle the jobs that you need completed around the house is a great way to ensure that everyone living in that house, mothers included, are able to live the comfortable and convenient life they deserve. It may not sound like the most romantic plan in the world, but one thing mothers are is practical. The flowers and cards are up to you, but there is not a mother out there that won’t be ecstatic to finally see every item on that Honey-Do list completed and completed properly. There is a lot that we can do for you. Continue Reading

AC FAQ: Is It Time to Replace?

April 24th, 2017

AC-outdoor-unitThere are a lot of exciting ways in which you may spend your hard-earned money. While investing in a new air conditioning system may not be at the top of your list of ways to do so, it is something that can be incredibly beneficial. Of course, you don’t want to replace your air conditioner prematurely, as you want to get the best possible return on the investment that you’ve already made.

The fact is, though, that you really don’t want to wait for your existing system to break down entirely, either. Sometimes, getting the best return on that investment means letting the system end on a high note. An air conditioning replacement in Virginia Beach is a sizable expense, so it is important that you weigh your options and evaluate the situation carefully.

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Why Use a Lennox PureAir™ System?

April 10th, 2017

allergensFor many homeowners, living comfortably means maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout their homes regardless of the temperature outside. This is an important part of the home comfort equation. It is not, however, the only factor you must consider. Keep in mind just how much time you and your family spend in your home. It’s a lot, including those hours when you are fast asleep. To live comfortably, you also need to know that you are breathing air of a high quality in your home.

The harsh truth is many homeowners are simply tolerating low indoor air quality in Suffolk, VA. There are a lot of different reasons why your indoor air quality may suffer, and there are many different problems that you may face. There may not be a single solution to every problem that you encounter with your indoor air quality, but you can come close. The Lennox PureAir™ system may just be the answer to your problems.
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Don’t Forget to Schedule Air Conditioning Maintenance

March 27th, 2017

thermostat-is-risingYou certainly are not going to be running your air conditioner to cool your home down in the next few days. Why, then, are we reminding you about how important it is to schedule professional air conditioning maintenance already? The simple answer is so that your air conditioner is there for you and ready for action as soon as you need it. You don’t want to wait until the last minute, only to find that summer’s heat arrived a bit earlier than you expected.

When you are ready to schedule your annual air conditioning maintenance for the year, remember that only trained, experienced professionals can do the job. It requires much more than simply changing out your air filters and clearing your outdoor unit of debris. When you work with us, you can count on a thorough AC tune-up in Portsmouth, VA.

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Don’t Make These Efficiency Mistakes This Summer!

March 13th, 2017

son-and-fatherIt seems like it’s been a long time coming, but spring is going to be here very soon. Once spring really settles into place, it is only a matter of time before the heat of summer returns. Before we re-enter the cooling season or welcome summer’s arrival, we want to remind you of a few ways in which you can protect your energy efficiency during the summer months. Any number of oversights and user errors can result in an inefficient air conditioning performance.

Keep this information in mind over the coming weeks and months, and be sure to contact our building science professionals if you have any questions about ways in which to boost your home’s performance. With our help, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing comfort for efficiency, or vice versa. We can help you to get the most out of your home and your air conditioner in Norfolk, VA this summer. Continue Reading

Replacing My Heater: Boiler or Furnace?

February 27th, 2017

couple-warm-and-cozyDon’t let the arrival of March in just a few short days fool you. There is still plenty of use for your home heating system in the weeks ahead. It can take a while to heat up substantially around here, and it is not uncommon for a warm stretch to come and go, only to let the chill right back in. With that in mind, you should definitely start thinking seriously about your heater in Chesapeake, VA, and its performance quality over the past few months. Once the weather warms up a bit, you may benefit from a heating replacement.

Back in October, we talked about a few of the reasons why you may want to schedule a heating replacement. These included the age of the system, its overall performance quality, and energy efficiency levels. Today, we’ll assume that you’ve decided to replace your heater already, and that you are on to the next big question: which system to choose. Let’s consider two of the most popular: the furnace and the boiler.  Continue Reading

Use a Zone Control System with Your Heater and AC

February 13th, 2017

technician-at-workThere are many reasons why homeowners may choose to replace an air conditioner or a heating system. Perhaps the system just is not heating and/or cooling the property successfully. Maybe energy costs are too high. Whatever the case may be, some homeowners wind up tolerating a subpar heating and/or cooling performance just because they are unable to replace the system at the time. There are definitely other options to consider, however, which can help you to get a better performance from your home comfort system(s).

One such option is to upgrade your HVAC systems with zoning equipment. Doing so has a number of benefits to offer, and you may just see a revitalization in terms of your system’s output quality. Consider the following, and let us know if you are ready to start taking advantage of a zone control system in Suffolk, VA. Continue Reading