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Central Air

How much value does central air add to your home?

Many homeowners who think about selling their homes in the future are very focused on ways to increase the value of their homes. One thing to consider when it comes to raising the value of your home is central air conditioning. Read on to find out if installing central air conditioning will actually increase the value of your home or not. Installing a new HVAC system could increase your home’s value Recent surveys and studies have shown that homes that have central air-conditioning installed are selling for about 2.5 percent more than homes without it nationwide. If you are someone

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halloween and hvac, is your home's air scary

Easy HVAC Maintenance Tips to Get Your Prince William County, Virginia Home Ready for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are just around the corner, which means your home will soon be filled with family, friends, and memories. But before you can enjoy all the holiday cheer, there’s some work to be done. Your home’s HVAC system is one of the most important components in making sure your holiday gatherings go off without a hitch, so it’s important to give it some TLC before the big day. Luckily, we’ve put together a few easy maintenance tips to help get your HVAC system ready for all the holiday fun. Your HVAC system works

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fighting for the best home comfort

Boxing through the holiday season. Get your home ready for guests.

The holidays are a slug fest. Whereas Costco, along with the local retailers have already had their Christmas stuff out for more than a month, we know that the season kicks into full gear for homeowner’s with “back-to-school” which is a short jab to Halloween, then a quick swing into Thanksgiving, stumbling into Black Friday, then it’s a right hook knocking you towards the big show. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus for the rest of us, all wrapping with a 10 count down to the New Year. Whatever you happen to celebrate, it’s at standing at your proverbial doorstep. If you

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tips to help you troubleshoot any problems with your AC

Tips to Troubleshoot AC Issues

When it comes to looking after your air conditioner unit, keeping it in good condition is preferable to massive repairs or replacing it completely. If your AC does start behaving badly, you should deal with the fault immediately. This means knowing what to look out for and how to correct it. Here are some tips to help you troubleshoot any problems with your AC Start with the Thermostat If your AC unit runs and blows air, but produces heat when you want cold, or vice versa, the thermostat isn’t working properly. Make sure you have set it to the appropriate

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back to school and your home's air quality changes things daily

Roll Call in Northern Virginia – School Names From the Neighborhood

We at Walker Heating and Air-Conditioning are super educated when it comes to AC Tune Ups and all things HVAC. But we know there’s always more to learn. For instance, as many kids are heading back-to-school, it occurred to us that while we’re familiar with the names of the many great public schools in our area, we don’t know as much as we could about the actual people for whom these schools are named. So, in the spirit of education we decided to educate ourselves, and pass our findings on to you. Don’t worry! It won’t be on the test.

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Choosing the Right HVAC Solution for your House Addition

Things to Know When Adding AC Units to a Home Addition

In a home addition, consider the size, type, price and efficiency of an AC unit. Heating Cooling Solutions for Home Additions Walker Heating and Air Conditioning offers everything you need for AC units for home additions in Virginia.  Types of Home Additions / Square footage The type of addition and its size affects your choice of AC unit.  Converting an existing space Converting a space in your house usually means no changes are made to walls and windows. Adding a room Adding a new room means new walls and windows. Expanding a room Expanding a room usually means adjusting at

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Stars, Stripes, and Good AC: Walker Heating and Air-Conditioning’s Guide To Events in Northern Virginia

Celebrate America inside and outside this July! An AC Tune Up and indoor air quality assessment from Walker Heating and Air-Conditioning will ensure you’re free to venture out, or chill at home this July. It’s up to you! After all, America is all about choice, or it should be! Here’s a list of some of our favorite things to get into, out there, this July. Pictures of Greatness Stop by the National Museum of the Marine Corps (you’ve been meaning to anyway, haven’t you?) where they’ll be exhibiting “We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America” art display until July

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Give dad comfort for fathers day

Reduce Dad’s To-Do List:

Schedule A Father’s Day AC Tune Up From Walker Heating and Air-Conditioning! What to get for the Virginia dad who has everything? A new tie? Been there. A “World’s Best Dad” mug? Always a classic, but- Done that. How about helping dad check off an item on his to-do list this Father’s Day with an AC Tune Up (and indoor air quality assessment) from Walker Heating and Air-Conditioning? We think it may just be the next “new set of BBQ tools” when it comes to the practicality of pops. And, what better way to enjoy the Woodbridge summer in style

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Furnace Repair Q & A

It’s the time of year our furnace gets the most use, especially here in Woodbridge, VA. While every heating system is different, we’re going to address some common furnace questions and answers as well as common furnace issues and possible solutions. If you are looking for professional furnace repair or furnace installation services in Woodbridge and the surrounding areas, call Walker at (703) 483-2400. Q: How do I maintain my furnace? A: Follow the guidelines and recommendations found in your manufacturer’s manual. Every system is different but there are some general rules you can follow. Clear out any clogs or

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Tips to Get Your HVAC System Ready for Fall

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!

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What Can I Do About Indoor Air Contaminants?

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

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Air Conditioning Technician

Summer AC Tune-Ups in Woodbridge, VA

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

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Heating service

Repair Versus Replace Your Heating System

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

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Air Conditioning Technician

My Air Conditioner is Leaking Water

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, but it’s also 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

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Comfortable Family

Benefits of UV Lights for HVAC Systems

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

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Air Conditioning Installation

Check Your Air Conditioner for Spring

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

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COVID 19 Policy

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

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Coronavirus Safety Practices

Coronavirus Safety Practices

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

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Walker Heating & Air Conditioning LLC

WALKER HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Phone: 703.483.2400
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