House Call Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Virginia Beach’

What Can I Do to Keep My AC Working Properly?

Monday, July 16th, 2018

man-with-filterYou know what we would love to use this post for this week? Explaining to you what steps must be taken in order to make your air conditioner 100% reliable. Of course, we will not be doing this. And of course, we are not withholding this information because we do not want you to enjoy reliability of that kind. We just don’t have any such information to share. In fact, no one does—because no air conditioner currently in existence is ever going to be 100% reliable.

If you’ve had us install or replace your air conditioner, then the quality of your air conditioning installation and replacement services mean that your AC has gotten off on the right foot. However, there are a few other steps that must be taken to ensure that it remains on the right path. While you may not be able to keep your AC in Virginia Beach 100% reliable, you do want to keep it as reliable as possible. And that is something that we can help you to do.

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Tips for a Problem-Free AC Replacement

Monday, May 21st, 2018

AC-manifoldF0r most of us, replacing an air conditioning system represents a major expense. It is not something that you want to rush into, and you certainly do not want to replace your air conditioning in Virginia Beach, VA prematurely. So what are you supposed to do? Run your current system into the ground, then try to place a rush order on a replacement when it finally taps out for good? Absolutely not.

We understand financial strains are a fact of life for many homeowners. In an ideal world, we’d all be able to invest in the newest, most efficient equipment possible. Heck, we’d also be able to invest in a system that lasts forever! Here in the real world, however, neither scenario is likely. So today, we want to share some tips with you about how you can make your AC replacement as problem-free as possible.

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Is My AC Leaking Refrigerant?

Monday, May 7th, 2018

service-timeMuch as we would love to tell you that you are not going to have any problems with your air conditioner this year, let alone for countless years to come, that is simply not the case. No air conditioner lasts forever, and no air conditioner operates properly throughout its entire lifespan. You are going to need air conditioning repair in Virginia Beach, VA eventually. When you do, you want to act fast so that your system does not wind up suffering unnecessary damages.

Obviously, there are certain problems that may be more pressing than others. A refrigerant leak just so happens to be one of the most serious problems that your air conditioner may encounter, though. Remember, a lot of air conditioning issues share similar symptoms. What you may think is a relatively minor issue may actually be a symptom of a refrigerant leak, so don’t wind up doing major damage to your system just because you falsely believed that repairs could wait.

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Dealing with High Humidity This Summer

Monday, 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?

Monday, 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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AC FAQ: Is It Time to Replace?

Monday, 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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Potential Problems with Your Insulation

Monday, January 30th, 2017

batt-insulationWhile your air conditioner is only going to work during the hot summer months, and your heater will run throughout the winter season, there are certain items in your home that do an important job all year long. While your insulation in Virginia Beach, VA is not a mechanical system with moving parts that will need to be tuned up, it is vital that these materials function precisely as intended at all times. Otherwise, you may encounter a number of different problems.

Chief among these are inefficiency, trouble maintaining even temperatures throughout your home, and even reduced indoor air quality. But why might your insulation fail to live up to expectations to begin with? That is what we want to cover today. If you notice signs of subpar insulation in your home, be sure to call us right away.

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Protect Your Property with a Sump Pump

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Heavy rains and rapid snowmelt can really do a number on your property, especially if the lowest points of your home are prone to flooding. Fortunately for you, we don’t live in a time when mops and buckets are our only defense against water damage and the type of damp conditions that can lead to the promotion of biological pollutants. With the help of a good sump pump in Virginia Beach, you can avoid flooding in the lower levels of your house.

Of course, there are a lot of “good” sump pumps out there. You also need to guarantee that your sump pump is the right fit for your home and your needs, though. That is why working with professional plumber is a must in order to guarantee that your sump pump is there for you when you need it most. 

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Have You Considered Geothermal/Hydronic Heating?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

There are a lot of different ways in which you may choose to heat your home, and we know that finding the right system for your needs can seem like a daunting task. The best way to ensure that you choose your system wisely is to weigh your various options. One option that too few homeowners are taking advantage of is the geothermal/hydronic heating system.

Geothermal technology has become more and more common, though most homeowners opt for forced-air heating/cooling systems. While that is certainly a worthwhile application of the technology, some homeowners just don’t like using forced-air to heat their homes. Those homeowners are wise to consider the use of a geothermal/hydronic heating system in Virginia beach.

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Don’t Put Off Your Heating Replacement Any Longer

Monday, October 10th, 2016

If you are thinking about scheduling a heating replacement this year, now is the time to act. We aren’t trying to alarm you, but you are running out of time before the coldest weather of the year sets in. It’s certainly possible to replace a heating system in the middle of winter. But you really don’t want to do that, do you?

Should you be on the fence about a heating replacement in Virginia Beach, keep the following tips in mind. This should help you to decide if now is indeed the right time to replace your heating system. If so, remember that our technicians are guaranteed to do the job right.

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