Air Conditioning Installations & Maintenance in Sterling, VA

The average life span of an Air Conditioner in Virginia is 12-15 years. By having your AC maintained yearly, it will help extend the life of your equipment and also bring about any issues that may arise during those sweltering hot summer days.

During spring and summer, whether servicing and/or replacing your cooling equipment, AAA HVAC Services is here to assist you in all your home comfort needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call now for immediate assistance 703-825-4973.

  • Replace throwaway filters monthly. Summer introduces numerous dust and airborne substances. Good filtration provides cleaner air quality.
  • Set your thermostat at as high a temperature as comfortably possible in the summer, and ensure humidity control if needed. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling bill will be..
  • Avoid setting your thermostat at a colder setting than normal when you turn on your air conditioner. It will not cool your home any faster and could result in excessive cooling and, therefore, unnecessary expense.
  • Keeping the thermostat at “auto” is the most efficient setting for your system. The fan operates only when the temperature requires it. The only advantage to using the “on” setting is that the air is continuously filtered, providing an even temperature throughout the house. The disadvantage is that the continuous running of the system will lessen the life of the motor.
  • Consider using an interior fan along with your window air conditioner to spread the cooled air through your home without greatly increasing your power use.
  • Avoid placing appliances that give off heat such as lamps or TVs near a thermostat.
  • Change your batteries within your thermostat once a year. By doing so, you avoid paying someone else to do it for you when your ac stops working.
  • Once a month during the summer months, you can wash the debris buildup on your ac with a water hose, it will help keep your ac cool and your home.
  • If your electrical bills seem to be going up, chances are it maybe a good time to upgrade your air conditioner.

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Heating Repair Services

The average life span of a furnace in Virginia is 12-15 years, a heat pump is 8-12 years and boilers are 18 years. Proper yearly heating maintenance will help extend the life of your equipment and bring about any issues that may arise during those frigid winter days.

During Fall and Winter, whether servicing and/or replacing your heating equipment, AAA HVAC Services is here to assist you in all your home comfort needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call now for immediate assistance 703-825-4973.

Heating Repair Services

The average life span of a furnace in Virginia is 12-15 years, a heat pump is 8-12 years and boilers are 18 years. Proper yearly heating maintenance will help extend the life of your equipment and bring about any issues that may arise during those frigid winter days. During fall/winter, whether servicing and/or replacing your heating equipment, AAA HVAC Services is here to assist you in all your home comfort needs.

During Fall and Winter, whether servicing and/or replacing your heating equipment, AAA HVAC Services is here to assist you in all your home comfort needs 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Call now for immediate assistance 703-825-4973

Some Heating tips below:

  • If you have throwaway filters, replace them monthly. This will provide less air flow restriction and cleaner air quality.
  • Set thermostat at one temperature and avoid continuous adjusting. This can cause higher utility costs
  • For heat, try not to set the thermostat below 65 degrees.
  • If the heat pump is covered in ice or snow it will not work properly until all snow or ice is removed. Turn the thermostat to Emergency heat or turn OFF, then remove the snow or ice from your unit. You can also pour warm or cold water over the unit to melt the snow or ice.
  • Do not use any sharp objects to remove the ice or snow from the outdoor system. This could cause severe damage and personal injury.
  • Once the outdoor unit is clear of snow and ice turn the thermostat back to normal heating setting. Leaving the thermostat on Emergency heat will drastically increase your electrical bills. If the unit ices up again, call AAA HVAC for service.
  • Do not let the outdoor unit sit under a leaking gutter. In the winter months, water will drip on top of the unit and freeze solid. This will restrict air and cause the unit to freeze-up.

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Plumbing

From installation…to maintenance…to repair… WE DO IT ALL.

Look no further! AAA HVAC plumbing services are second to none and our customer reviews show demonstrate our commitment to our customer satisfaction.

AAA HVAC plumbers are experienced in servicing and repairing of all plumbing issues. We offer our customers an affordable solution to their problem. We can fit your budget without any surprises at the end.


Plumbing Tips for your Home

How to spot plumbing problems before they become a major issue in your home.

  • To prevent freezing outdoor spigots, detach your garden hoses and locate the shutoff valve to the outdoor spigots and shut it off.  Drain down any residual water from the spigot.  Do not leave hose attached, store away until springtime.
  • Clogged drains can sometimes be fixed without the use of liquid plumbing products by pouring a half-cup of baking soda down the clogged drain followed by a half-cup of vinegar. It’s all right if you see foam start to come back up the drain. That simply means the solution is working as it should. Let the clogged drain and solution sit for about three hours. With a little luck, your water may be flowing freely once again.
  • A leaking faucet puts wear on sink fixtures and can encourage the growth of mold, mildew and build corrosion. Be sure to find the source of the leak and if unsure how to repair give us a call.
  • How do you stop a flood? Locate the main shut-off valve for the home water supply. If it’s in a dark, hidden, or hard-to-reach place, gather any tools you’ll need for a quick shut-off, and store them nearby.
  • Insulate exposed pipes in a crawl space or in the garage with easy-to-install plastic insulation. It’s a peel-and-stick solution. Before winter comes, remove exterior hoses, and apply insulating caps to outdoor fixtures, as a frozen exterior spigot can damage interior pipes.
  • When cold weather strikes, open the cabinets beneath sinks and bathroom fixtures; warmer household air will help prevent the pipes inside from freezing. Opening taps to a bare trickle keeps water flowing and avoids a frozen blockage.
  • If pipes do freeze, don’t panic. First, shut off the water supply to the house, then open a faucet near the blocked area to vent vapors from the frozen water. If you suspect that pipes in the hot water system are frozen, turn off the hot water heater. Use a hair dryer to warm the frozen pipe (never use an open flame to thaw a pipe), starting at the end of the pipe nearest to the tap. (Don’t use a hair dryer in areas of standing water.) You’ll know the pipe has begun to thaw when water begins to trickle from the open faucet. When the flow is restored, check the plumbing carefully for cracks or leaks.
  • Once a year, drain the hot water tank for a few seconds, make sure the water turns from dark to clear.  All the dark water is from sediments sitting at the bottom of the tank over the years of use which reduces the life of the tank.

Home Electrical Repair Service

A standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits permanently installed on a concrete slab or gravel bed near your house. When the power goes out, the unit comes on. The great thing with having these generators is maintenance is minimal and you’ll never have the fear of losing power.

Electrical Repair Service

Home Electrical Repair Service

A standby generator is a back-up electrical system that operates automatically. Within seconds of a utility outage an automatic transfer switch senses the power loss, commands the generator to start and then transfers the electrical load to the generator. The standby generator begins supplying power to the circuits permanently installed on a concrete slab or gravel bed near your house. When the power goes out, the unit comes on. The great thing with having these generators is maintenance is minimal and you’ll never have the fear of losing power.

With a generator you don’t have to worry when you lose power because these systems can keep your home powered up when you need it the most. These generators are installed professionally by our licensed technicians who undergo a yearly training for these systems to stay abreast of the new technology. Whether you’re away on vacation or have a second home, these generators are a great investment to protect your household and family during a storm. These generators work with fuel types such as: gas, propane or diesel tanks.