Goodbye, summer. Hello, fall. The temperatures outside are cooling down. It’s time to break out the scarves and boots. But your closet isn’t the only thing you need to prepare – your HVAC needs special attention to get ready for the crisp weather and cool nights. Here are our top tips to get your system ready for the big switch from cooling to heating: 1. Change Your Air Filter Air filters not only protect your family from allergens and air pollution; they also keep your HVAC system running optimally. If you haven’t changed your filter recently, now is the time!
Did you know that indoor air can be from two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air? This is a big concern for us Americans who spend 90% of our time indoors! In the US, the top five air quality issues all stem from indoor pollutants like bacteria, viruses, dust particles, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), according to the EPA. How can we protect our families and ourselves from bad indoor air? Are you at risk of exposure to indoor air pollutants? If you’re not keeping up with your home’s HVAC system maintenance, you are at risk for
At Walker Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodbridge, VA, we take pride in offering comprehensive HVAC maintenance services. Preventative maintenance like a AC tune-up is an essential part of keeping your AC running in top working condition all year long. With summer well upon us here in Virginia, it’s the perfect time of the year to treat your AC right – the way you want it to treat you. In the summer months, our AC system is working overtime so it’s extra important to take good care of it. Hot and humid days always come to a relieving end when
Repair Versus Replace – Your Heating System The heating repair and replacement decision is never an easy one to make. Both have their own pros and cons, and ultimately, only one is the right choice. While it may be natural for one to try and get away with repairs to ward off the significant expenditure of having to buy a new one, it may only be about buying yourself a little more time. When the heating system starts to give trouble, you will realize how badly it can disrupt your normal routine. The warmth that you crave is missing, and
The last thing you want to experience on a hot summer day is your AC leaking water all over your floor. Not only is it a huge inconvenience and discomfort, it’s a clear sign your air conditioner needs attention. The good news is that not all issues have expensive repair solutions – some are simple and easy to diagnose yourself. For those tricky situations you can’t diagnose yourself, our HVAC techs at Walker Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodbridge, VA are ready to help. Let’s explore some of the reasons your AC may be leaking. Why is my AC leaking?
Benefits of UV Lights for HVAC Systems Recently, there’s been a lot of buzz about using UV light for HVAC systems. Does it really live up to the hype? Here at Walker Heating & Air Conditioning in Woodbridge, VA, we’ve experienced firsthand how beneficial UV lights can be. If you’re concerned about indoor air quality and your family’s health, it’s time to give UV lighting careful consideration. Used as a sterilizing agent for hundreds of years, UV light is an effective way to disinfect air and reduce the spread of germs. Let’s explore the benefits of HVAC UV lighting more
Spring has sprung here in Virginia. It’s the perfect time of the year for cleaning, purging and renewal. During your spring cleaning ritual, don’t neglect your HVAC system. Spring comes with dramatic weather changes, keeping your HVAC systems on its toes. From a warm, sunny day to a suddenly frigid, rainy night, unpredictability outside make it even more important to have comfort inside. If you want your Air Conditioning unit to perform efficiently, you need to maintain it properly. Taking care of your Air Conditioning System doesn’t have to be complicated or time consuming. Here are a few simple, easy
COVID-19 Policy and Procedures As we continue to monitor the unforeseen situation that is present with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and associated illnesses, Walker Heating & Air Conditioning has developed this policy to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all team members, visitors, and customers. Walker Heating & Air Conditioning wishes to ensure all customers that we have continuity plans in place to deliver uninterrupted service and support to customers as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. Walker Heating & Air Conditioning’s Team Walker Heating & Air Conditioning has implemented an extensive COVID-19 Policy accompanied by COVID-19 Temporary Risk Management
1. Coronavirus Safety Practices procedure announcement to customers At Walker Heating & Air Conditioning, we are taking the coronavirus outbreak very seriously. Here are the following procedures we have set in place to ensure the safety of our customers: We are keeping our vans stocked with alcohol-based hand sanitizer and disposable wipes. Our techs are wearing surgical gloves at all times throughout service maintenance visits. Our techs have also been instructed to keep a safe distance from customers at all time if entry to the home is necessary, we will be wearing shoe covers, and surgical gloves. All technicians will