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The hottest months in Northeast Virginia can be intense, making it essential that homeowners have reliable air conditioning in their home. If you live in Fredericksburg or the surrounding areas and are looking for the best HVAC service, a company you can trust, and technicians who are familiar with many air conditioner makes and models, look to the team at All Air Heating & Cooling Services.

Our HVAC specialists will help ensure that your air conditioner is running efficiently, will diagnose any problems, and will offer an honest opinion on the best course of action, whether that’s AC repair or the installation of a new system. Call our team today for HVAC service that you can count on.

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When your home feels like a sauna during July and August, it’s time to get in touch with AC repair experts at All Air Heating & Cooling Services. Whether you’re noticing that the unit is blowing warm air, making strange noises, or if you’ve seen an increase in your utility costs, our technicians will diagnose the problem and quickly complete the repair so you and your family can feel comfortable again.

The biggest issues homeowners face with their air conditioner include:
  • The unit isn’t working at all
  • The air conditioner is blowing warm air
  • Refrigerant is leaking
  • The system isn’t turning off
  • The fan isn’t working
  • The condenser isn’t running
  • The compressor isn’t running

Air conditioning systems have various mechanical and electrical parts, so while it may be easy to recognize when the AC isn’t working, it usually takes a professional HVAC technician to diagnose and repair the problem. The team at All Air will have your air conditioner up and running in no time.

  • There’s no power: When the AC isn’t running at all, it could be an issue with the wiring of the system, a tripped breaker, or the unit may have overheated and shut off.
  • Broken or worn out fan belt: A worn down fan belt can cause a squealing sound. This is a simple repair when completed before the belt breaks, but it could be a significant cost if it breaks before being worked on.
  • Refrigerant leak: Another strange noise you may hear from the system is hissing. This is generally the result of refrigerant leaking from the unit. Repair will include recharging the refrigerant and replacing the tubing to prevent future leaks.
  • Frozen evaporator coil: This can happen when the air conditioner is in constant use, is low on refrigerant, or has poor air circulation. You’ll notice this when warm air is blowing out of the registers.
  • Defective fan motor: The motor is what pushes cool air throughout your home. It may be possible to repair the motor, but if not a full air conditioner installation may be necessary.
  • Defective compressor: The compressor is what allows the air conditioner to cool the air that travels through your home. When the fan is running, but the air is warm, it’s a sign that the compressor isn’t doing its job. Because it’s one of the more expensive components of an AC unit, your HVAC technician can advise you on whether a full AC installation is a better solution than repairing.
  • Clogged condensate drain: Over years of use, the condensate drain can get clogged with algae, dirt, insects, insect nests, and other debris. The team at All Air will flush the system and use an algaecide to prevent future clogs.

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Air Conditioning Maintenance

As with most things, prevention is the best way to avoid future costly repairs. Even though the weather in Fredericksburg doesn’t get as hot as other climates, many homeowners use their air conditioners fairly consistently.

Here are some ways you can keep your air conditioning running efficiently for as long as possible. And if you don’t feel comfortable getting into the components of the unit, feel free to schedule regular AC maintenance, inspection, and cleaning with our team at All Air Heating & Cooling Services. If you do any maintenance yourself, be sure to turn off the system before starting any work.

  • Replace the Filter: One of the easiest and most effective ways to keep your air conditioner healthy is to change the air filter. A clean air filter will ensure that the unit is running efficiently and isn’t overworking itself, it will help maintain your home’s air quality, and it can prevent triggering allergy symptoms. The air filter should be changed at least every three months, but more often if you have pets or anyone who struggles with allergies.
  • Check the Thermostat: A quick inspection of the thermostat will make sure that it keeps your home at a comfortable temperature. And if you’re concerned about energy efficiency, the Department of Energy estimates that homeowners can save about 1 percent for every degree that the thermostat is adjusted for every eight hours. So, during the day when you’re at work and at night, increase the temperature between one and 10 degrees. Also consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat.
  • Check the Condenser Fan: Take a look at the condenser fan, which is typically on the top of the outside unit. Look for any cracks or chips in the blades, and replace them if necessary.
  • Clean the Unit: Bushes or shrubs can hinder the air flow through the unit when they aren’t trimmed back regularly. Debris, like dirt, leaves, and grass clippings, can also build up over time. Use a hose to wash away any debris, but be careful not to bend or damage any parts and don’t use a power washer.
  • Control Your Home’s Heat: The harder the air conditioner has to work to cool your home, the higher the chance that it will need to be repaired sooner. To reduce the systems load, close the blinds during the day, place the thermostat away from any lamps or heating-producing appliances, and consider having your windows inspected to prevent air loss.
A well-maintained air conditioner, even if it’s something that you may not look forward to, can have a variety of benefits, including:
  • A reliable AC system
  • Energy savings
  • Improved air quality
  • Longer lasting AC system
  • Fewer AC repairs
  • Cool and comfortable home

If you would rather schedule an appointment for air conditioning maintenance, give All Air a call today. Our maintenance visits are fast and we can assure you that we will arrive on time and leave your home in better condition than when we got there.

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We understand that making the decision to replace your air conditioner isn’t an easy one. These types of investments can’t always be planned for, making it an even harder situation.

If you need professional advice and guidance, get in touch with the team at All Air Heating & Cooling Services. We’ll take a look at your air conditioner, ask a few questions, and will provide an honest answer about what we believe is the best option.

Here’s what you can look forward to when it is time to replace your air conditioner:
  • Energy Savings: An old system can actually cost you money with higher energy bills, especially if the unit is older than 10 years. Newer systems have a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), which can save you between 20 and 40 percent on cooling costs.
  • Savings on AC Repairs: If your air conditioner is more than 12 to 15 years old, and repairs are getting to be more than the unit is worth, it’s probably time to replace the system. If you’re not sure how to calculate this, take the cost of a repair and multiply that by the age of the system. If the number is higher than $5,000, it’s time to start shopping.
  • Improved Air Quality: A new system will be free of dust and other allergens, and they also control a home’s temperature and humidity levels, which will prevent mold and mildew growth.
  • Peace of Mind: No more worrying about if your home is cool or not. Having a reliable air conditioner means that you can focus on other household tasks.
Quick Considerations:
  • Is your air conditioner older than 10 years?
  • Have there been frequent breakdowns and repairs?
  • Are there uneven temperatures in your home?
  • Are there strange noises coming from the unit?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, it’s probably time to start shopping for a new system.

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What to Look For in a New Air Conditioner

  • Size: The first thing you should look at is the size of the system. Air conditioning units are measured in BTU (Brithis Thermal Unit) per hour, which is the amount of energy it takes to raise one pound of water by one degree. Calculating what size is best for your home depends on how big it is, the home’s insulation, and more. Call All Air to get a professional opinion.
  • SEER: To save between 20 and 40 percent, look for systems that have a SEER of around 15 to 20. There is a maximum of 22, but that doesn’t necessarily equal more savings, as a higher rating will have a higher upfront cost.
  • Features: Look for energy-saving features such as large coils, a variable-speed blower, a fan-only switch, an automatic delay fan switch, and a filter indicator light.
  • R-22 Refrigerant Alternatives: R-22, also known as Freon, is what cools the air within the unit, but it also aids in depleting the ozone layer. There are several alternatives, such as R-410A, that don’t deplete the ozone, but still contribute to global warming.
  • Thermostat: There’s a good chance you will also need to install a new thermostat. Look for one that is programmable so that you can schedule days or times when the temperature can be higher.

If it’s time to install a new air conditioner, work with All Air Heating & Cooling Services for the best HVAC service in Fredericksburg. Our NATE-certified technicians have years of experience and knowledge in order to provide reliable and high-quality service.

Whether you’re in need of AC repair, maintenance, or installation, contact us today to schedule a free estimate. You can count on us to provide reliable, efficient, and affordable service.