When to Hire a Professional Plumber

August 14th, 2017

woman-with-plungerWe know, we know. In this day and age, everyone has an internet connection and everyone can watch everyone else’s “how to” videos online. We know something else too, though. We know that, in most cases, DIY efforts simply cannot match the competence and results of professional plumbing services. While there are certainly exceptions to the rule, and different homeowners will have different backgrounds and skill sets, the fact remains that most plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA are best left to the pros.

Today we want to talk a little bit about situations in which you should really skip the online tutorials, bypass the old toolbox, and pick up the phone to schedule professional plumbing service. We suspect that some homeowners may balk at these suggestions — but those are exactly the homeowners that wind up calling us once the problem has worsened! At the very least, keep these tips in mind, and be sure to contact us with any questions that you may have.

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3 Air Conditioning Problems You Need to Watch for This Summer

July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-repairAir conditioning systems are more likely to develop problems during the summer than at any other time of the year. You don’t want to have your AC break down on you in the middle of a heat wave. So it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs. The faster you can tell that your air conditioner is in trouble, the faster you can get it repaired and the more damage you can prevent. Let’s have a look at three common air conditioning problems to watch for this summer and their symptoms. Continue Reading

Dealing with High Humidity This Summer

July 17th, 2017

family-with-dogWe would be willing to bet that you have, at some point in your life, heard someone say that it is “not the heat, but the humidity,” making you feel uncomfortable when it is hot outside. Of course, the fact is that very high temperatures are going to be uncomfortable regardless of how humid the air is. That being said, a dry heat can definitely feel a lot more bearable than muggy, humid heat. There are a few reasons for this, but there is only one ideal solution to the problem.

That is the whole-house dehumidifier. You’ve no doubt seen a portable dehumidifier before, and maybe you’ve even run one in your home—likely in the basement. If you are serious about eliminating the discomfort and other issues that can stem from very high humidity, though, we strongly urge you to consider a whole-house system. With professionally installed and serviced whole-house dehumidifier in Virginia Beach, you will really see results.

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AC FAQ: Why Is It Leaking Water?

July 3rd, 2017

woman-and-technicianThere are a lot of different problems that may develop with even the best air conditioning systems on the market. One of the most perplexing that homeowners may encounter is water surrounding the unit. What makes this so perplexing? Well, mainly the fact that an air conditioner does not actually use water in its operation! So if there is not actually any water in the system, then that means it can’t be leaking, right? Well, not exactly.

If you see water surrounding your air conditioner in Virginia Beach, you should not just dismiss it or jump to the conclusion that it came from somewhere else. That water very well may be coming from the air conditioner. It is just not the type of “leak” that you’d normally associate with this type of system. Read on, keep calm, and contact a member of our team if you notice that your AC is taking a bath.

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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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