House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Newport News’

Are You Replacing Your Water Heater? Why Not Go Tankless?

Monday, March 7th, 2016

For most people in this day and age, the idea of living without a dependable water heater in their home is unthinkable. We’re willing to bet that you are not heating up pails of water over an open flame each and every time you decide to do the laundry or bathe. You use your water heater in order to heat water for you in a far more convenient manner than this. If you are ready to replace an old, inefficient or unreliable water heater in your home, you may want to consider the use of a tankless water heater in Newport News, VA.

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Why Heat My Home with a Heat Pump?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

We may only be in the early stages of the heating season, but we most definitely are in the heating season. Hopefully you are not just now considering your options for a new heating system. If you are due to the need for an unexpected heating replacement, though, or if you’re thinking ahead to a planned replacement once this season is past, then the heat pump is definitely an option to consider. More and more homeowners are turning to heat pumps in Newport News, VA, and this is not at all surprising to those with an understanding of how these systems work. We encourage you to read the following information, and to contact House Call Company with any questions that you may have regarding the use of a heat pump in your home.

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Your Air Conditioner Is Not a Dehumidifier

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Forgive us if the title of this blog post seems a bit obvious, but the fact of the matter is that many homeowners expect their whole-house air conditioning systems alone to be sufficient for handling the effective dehumidification of their homes. In truth, dehumidification is only a byproduct of the cooling process, and the dehumidification of the air filling your home is not an intended function that your air conditioner is expected to serve. If you find that your home is frequently too humid for comfort, though, fear not: whole-house dehumidifiers in Newport News, VA are available. Contact a member of the House Call Company team to learn more about how a whole-house dehumidifier can benefit you.

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Is It Time for an AC System Tune Up in Newport News?

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Although summer is still quite a ways off, it’s not too soon to begin thinking about your air conditioning system. In only a couple of months, the warmer season will be in full swing, and your air conditioning components may not be able to keep up with the demand. Most likely, it’s been a while since you’ve run your air conditioner, which means it has had time to collect dust and potentially decline somewhat in both efficiency and performance.

At House Call Company, we recommend an AC system tune up in Newport News and the surrounding area once a year. If you want to make sure that your cooling system is in top condition before the cooling season begins, you should schedule service sooner rather than later. Our technicians perform precision adjustments that help to get your air conditioner in top shape by the beginning of the cooling season. We also inspect each and every component, so that you can address any potential problems before the hot weather arrives.

An AC system tune-up consists of a few in-depth steps, all of which help to keep your unit in the best shape possible. The following stages help to improve the condition of your unit:

  • Cleaning – The parts of your AC system cannot run as efficiently as they should when dirt, dust, and debris affect performance. The outdoor condensing coil, for example, cannot help to dissipate heat properly when it is covered in a layer of dust, which is likely to gather over the course of a year. A technician cleans such components using only methods that are proven to be safe for your unit.
  • Adjustment – The technician should also adjust some of the parts that can substantially affect performance. If components become loose, bent, or misaligned, they simply cannot function in the manner they were meant to. The technician may tighten electrical connections, lubricate motors, or screw in some loose parts.
  • Inspection – One of the most important steps of a tune-up is a thorough inspection of the entire system. After inspection, the contractor can let you know whether a part of your system is in need of repair so that you can schedule service sooner ASAP.

If it seems too early to schedule a tune-up, keep in mind that warmer weather will be here before you know it.

Call House Call Company today for a quality AC system tune-up in Newport News, VA, and ask how you can save money by enrolling in our Peace of Mind Priority Membership Club for annual tune-ups, priority service, and more.

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