When your air conditioner starts to make strange noises, does not cool well, or the air coming out of the vents smells strange, it is time to call a professional. Air conditioning problems do not get better with time and rarely go away if ignored.
Unfortunately, a large percentage of Mechanicsville homeowners brush aside small air conditioning problems, hoping they will resolve on their own. When a small problem is ignored month after month and becomes a catastrophic equipment failure, the repair can be extremely expensive and in some cases, the equipment can’t be repaired. When repair is not an option, it is time to buy a new air conditioning unit.
Whether it is a small fix or complete heating and air unit replacement, Synergy Technical Services has experienced professionals ready to help. But before things start to fail or break down completely, let us offer an affordable preventative maintenance agreement plan.
With our Virginia company handling your HVAC maintenance, you never have to worry about unexpected costs or degrading system performance. Call us at 804.608.1050 and rest easy knowing your HVAC unit will be working at peak efficiency for many seasons to come. Request air conditioning service online today.
Do you hear a hissing or rumbling sound coming from the air vents in your Virginia home? Or maybe the air seems to come out of the vents too slowly and your rooms are not as cool or as warm as they should be? Both of these problems are a result of improperly sized ductwork. Older homes in Mechanicsville are notorious for having ductwork problems, and Synergy Technical Services has at least one air duct replacement project every week.
A functioning air conditioning unit is only part of your home’s heating and air system. Once the air is cooled, the ductwork distributes the conditioned air throughout the house before returning it to the unit. Ductwork needs to be properly sized using a duct sizing calculator.
Ductwork that is too small hisses and can cause pressure on the air handler fan leading to premature failure. When the duct is too big, it does not have enough velocity to push the air across the room.
If things do not sound right from your duct or air vents, or you notice an increase in dust swirling around your home, call 804.608.1050. One of our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts will survey your ductwork and HVAC system to show you what corrections are possible. Request air duct service online today.
If you are not a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) professional, though you are probably familiar with terms such as furnace, air conditioner, and air ducts when dealing with your Mechanicsville, home, you may not have heard the term air handler. The reality is if your Virginia home employs a conventional furnace or air conditioner, you may not have or need an air handler at all.
However, if you use a heat pump to regulate your home’s temperatures, then you already own an air handler, even if you are not sure what it is. Air handlers typically handle the circulation function of your heat pump, which is not required on a conventional furnace that comes with its own blower.
The advantages of an air handler are many. For instance, air handlers from Synergy Technical Services can help distribute your chilled or warmed air more evenly throughout your home, increasing the comfort level of your family.
In addition, these units are easier to clean than conventional furnaces and air conditioners, which means it may be easier to keep the air in your home cleaner. This can be particularly important if you have indoor allergies. Finally, air handlers do not produce as much condensation, which can elevate the level of your home’s safety.
Call our team at Synergy Technical Services by dialing 804.608.1050 to learn more about air handlers. Our trained professionals are standing by to help you select the best HVAC system for your particular home. Request handlers service today..
There are both pros and cons to a ductless system, or a mini split. There are those homeowners here in Mechanicsville who love their wall-mounted mini split units, yet others prefer to go with the conventional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit hidden above the ceiling or in a mechanical closet.
The ductless split pros: lower energy bills and better zone control. The cons: more frequent filter cleanings and sometimes, but not always, a high installation cost (although at Synergy Technical Services we would love to do a cost comparison for you).
Ductless systems are an excellent way to add additional heating or cooling to a single room without having to remove large sections of wall or find space above the ceiling for a standard ducted unit. Ductless systems are unmatched for their efficiency and quiet operation.
If you would like to see what a ductless system can do in your Virginia home, call our team at 804.608.1050. You will be surprised at what a ductless mini split can do for your home’s comfort. Request ductless system service online today.
Did you know each member of your family sheds roughly 1.5 pounds of dead skin every year? And these cells make up a significant part of the dust you find on the surfaces of your Virginia home as well as in your air ducts.
Our trained professionals at Synergy Technical Services are dedicated to helping you keep your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system clean and in good working order. As part of that effort, we suggest regular air duct cleaning.
Our duct cleaning services are part of a comprehensive HVAC maintenance program. When we arrive at your home, we will inspect the network of air ducts that carry heated and cooled air throughout the rooms of your Mechanicsville home.
Our specialized equipment is designed to loosen and remove all the things that have gathered in your air ducts over the years. In most homes that can include pollen, textile fibers, dust mites, viruses, mold spores, and pet dander.
We can also clean other components of your system such as exchangers, diffusers, condenser coils, and registers. Buildup of dirt and grime in your air ducts and throughout your HVAC system can negatively affect your overall system’s performance, waste energy, and shorten the life of your system.
Call our team at Synergy Technical Services at 804.608.1050 to learn more about air duct cleaning services. We want to help you maintain a clean, well-running, and reliable HVAC system. Request duct cleaning service online today.
Your safety and comfort are probably some of your top priorities in life. Having a reliable, safe, and efficient electrical system is an important part of that plan. Whether you are upgrading your electrical service, expanding your Mechanicsville home, or concerned about a potential problem, give our professional team at Synergy Technical Services a call for all your electrical service needs.
When it comes to safety, the first thing to remember is electrical work is not for the amateur. There is always risk of electrical shock or starting a fire if electrical work is performed incorrectly.
As a result, it’s worth the investment of a professional electrician when you face any electrical needs. Our team is licensed, bonded, and insured so you can have peace of mind when you hire our electricians.
If you are considering adding new systems in your home for safety’s sake, such as an alarm system, flood lighting, additional hard-wired carbon monoxide or smoke detectors, generators, or smart home technology, you will want to consult with one of our professional electricians as well. Be sure your electrical system can handle the additional load of any of these new systems or technology, both in terms of your electrical circuit breaker panel and your existing wiring configuration.
Finally, if you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to have an electrician come out and check your aging system for potential hazards and problems before they arise. Building codes change over the years, and you will want to be sure your older home is still compliant.
Nothing heats as hot as gas. Electric strip heating is expensive and heat pumps can lose efficiency when the weather gets too cold. But gas starts hot and provides inexpensive, consistent heat no matter what the outside temperature.
One of the best furnaces available to homeowners in Virginia is a hybrid system that uses the heat pump cycle as the first stage of heating followed by a gas furnace as the backup. Homeowners get the best of the heat pump’s efficiency plus the strong heat when it gets really cold outside.
For Mechanicsville homeowners who prefer to use gas as the primary heating source, Synergy Technical Services services and installs a great variety of furnace from affordable standard efficiency gas heaters to ultra-high, condensing furnaces. There is a furnace to suit every home and every budget.
But without some professional guidance you may not know where to start. Call us at 804.608.1050 to see how we can work together to bring you the heat and comfort of a new furnace. Request furnace service online today.
It’s been said the two things humans never get tired of watching are falling water and flickering flames. However, the hassle and struggle of a traditional wood-burning fireplace can be drawbacks to this timeless enjoyment in life. Enter the modern solution: residential gas fireplaces.
A gas fireplace offers cozy heat and warm flames without the mess of chimney sweeping and the chore of splitting and carrying wood into your Virginia home. Instead, you just flip a switch.
Some newer models even allow you to adjust how high the flames go and how hot your gas fire can get. And if you are worried about how realistic a gas fireplace looks, many models are now specifically designed to look like a traditional wood-burning fire.
On a more practical note, gas fireplaces are also much easier to set up in your Mechanicsville home than a traditional wood burning heath and niche. They simply require a small chimney, good ventilation, and the desired unit. However, while you may find gas fireplace sets that seem to be easy to set up on your own, the actual installation should be left to our professionals.
Heat pumps are by far the most common heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installed in Virginia, and the pace of growth for these systems shows no sign of slowing. Heat pumps are so popular because they save a lot of money over other units that use electric strip heat.
Heat pump units can draw heat energy out of the atmosphere even when outdoor temperatures drop below 60 degrees. It is cheaper to use the heat pump cycle to warm your home instead of the electric strip heat. Some Mechanicsville homeowners report their heating electric bill has dropped by half when they install a new heat pump.
Heat pumps can lose efficiency when the outdoor air drops below the 45 degrees Fahrenheit because there is so little heat energy to transfer into the house. When temperatures get too cold, the heat pump can use a backup heat source like natural gas or propane.
Is your home right for a heat pump? Synergy Technical Services can show you the different heat pump options for your home. Call 804.608.1050 to speak to one of our experienced HVAC team members. One call and we will be right there to help. Request heat pump service online today.
It was not that long ago the only things in your home you could control remotely were the garage door and the TV. Times have changed dramatically, and it seems we can remotely control every device we own from our car to our refrigerator and our air conditioning unit.
Control of these systems is more than just convenience and cool factor. Turning off energy-consuming appliances when not in use can save you a lot of money and reduce wear and tear on the equipment.
Virginia is seeing an explosion in home automation devices and Synergy Technical Services has responded by hiring the Mechanicsville area’s best and most experienced professionals in the field of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) home automation. Our professional team has been connecting heating and air systems to smartphone apps for years, reducing energy bills and giving homeowners control over their houses like never before.
It is time for you to get the control over your home that others are already experiencing. Call us at 804.608.1050 and we can perform a full survey of your home's systems and bring home automation to you. Request home automation service online today.
Indoor Air Quality
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors. It’s no wonder that poor indoor air quality can have such a detrimental effect on your health. Our professionals at Synergy Technical Services can test your indoor air quality as well as provide tips and services to help you improve it in your Virginia home.
Common indoor air pollutants include dust and dust mites, pet hair and dander, bacteria and viruses, smoke, and chemicals from cleaning supplies and new furniture. Most heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems use an air filter to remove some of these pollutants. However, the size of particulates removed may vary depending on the quality of the filter.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to general discomfort or possibly more serious health issues. Asthma and allergies can both be aggravated by poor indoor air quality, causing additional respiratory distress.
Instead, consider having one of our air quality professionals come out and evaluate your Mechanicsville home. Air duct cleaning, air purification systems, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters may be recommended as part of a remediation program. Our trained experts will also inspect your HVAC system for potential leaks of carbon monoxide and other dangerous substances.
The last thing you want to happen in the heat of the summer is to turn on your air conditioning system and find it blowing hot air or to fire up your furnace to find it broken as the mercury drops in the winter. One way to prevent this scenario from occurring is to schedule regular HVAC maintenance service calls during the shoulder seasons. Our professionals at Synergy Technical Services will be happy to come out in the spring to inspect your air conditioner and again in the fall to check your furnace.
Our trained technicians will perform a multipoint inspection to make sure everything is in good working order. In addition, they will thoroughly clean all the components of your system and change filters. If they discover any worn parts, they will advise replacement to avoid a costly repair later. Lubrication, tightening of electrical connections, and a safety check are included.
By investing in regular HVAC maintenance for your Mechanicsville home, you will keep your home comfortable. In addition, you can save money on your energy bills in Virginia and increase the longevity of your entire system in the long run. Maintenance inspections are usually much less expensive than emergency repair calls, saving you money down the road.
Contact Synergy Technical Services at 804.608.1050 to get more details about HVAC maintenance services. We’d be happy to schedule a time to come out to your home. Request HVAC maintenance service online today.
Do you have a plumbing problem in your Virginia home you need solved? Synergy Technical Services can help. Our team of trained plumbers can inspect, diagnose, and provide an efficient and reliable solution for your plumbing problems. From clogged toilets to broken sewer pipes, we have seen it all and have the resources and skills to help you.
Our team knows that, as a busy Mechanicsville homeowner, issues with your plumbing system are messy and irritating, and you want them fixed both quickly and affordably. When we come to your house, our skilled specialists will inspect your problem, give you an accurate diagnosis, and put forth some upfront solutions on how we can fix it. Whether it is a minor annoyance like a leaky shower head, or a larger drawback such as a sump pump failure, we are committed to finding the best way to resolve your problem.
Looking for a way to avoid plumbing issues in the future? Our plumbers would be happy to perform a maintenance checkup. Even if there are no pressing issues with your plumbing, it is always a good idea to have a professional make sure everything is running smoothly.
Small leaks can snowball into major water damage later down the road. Most times a bit of prevention now can save you a lot of time and money in the future.
When you need repair, restoration, or maintenance services for your plumbing setup, contact Synergy Technical Services at 804.608.1050. We would be glad to help you in any way we can. Request plumbing service online today.
Water heaters are one of the systems in your Virginia home you may be most dependent upon. Without a functioning water heater, it’s impossible to wash dishes, do laundry, and so many other daily tasks in your lifestyle you take for granted. With the water heater options available today, you should rarely be inconvenienced from a lack of hot water any longer. There are two primary options for you to consider for your Mechanicsville home.
The first is a tank water heater. This type of water system is most commonly found in homes across the United States, is typically straightforward to install, and costs less initially. However, it’s also prone to the most common problem affecting a water heater: it can run out of hot water, be an energy sucker, and cause a flood if something should go wrong and it leaks.
Tankless systems, while they do cost more at the start, offer you as much or as little hot water exactly when you want it. These hot water systems provide you your hot water on demand. They are generally better at conserving energy and are smaller in size so they can be installed in more places than a traditional tank system.
When you are ready to explore your options or to make home water heater improvements, whether it is a replacement, new installation, repair, or maintenance, our team at Synergy Technical Services would be happy to help you—give us a call at 804.608.1050. Request water heater service online today.
Zone Control Systems
Technology continues to advance on all fronts today, especially in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) field. One of the more exciting new developments is zone control systems . These systems tie into your overall HVAC system; however, they provide you with superior temperature control in different zones of your Virginia home.
Here’s how they work. Each zone of your home has its own thermostat, which can be programmed by day and time. As one zone “calls” your central system, automatic dampers open and close to direct the heating or cooling to that particular zone. If a second zone puts in a request, dampers adjust accordingly. Your HVAC system will continue to run until all zones reach their desired temperatures.
Our Synergy Technical Services team can work with you to see if your current HVAC system can work with a zone control system. In most cases, controlling temperature by zones of your home will reduce the amount of energy you consume and lower your monthly utility bills.
Gone are the days of trying to determine the optimum temperature for your entire home or trying to manually close and open vents in the middle of your daily duties. Zone control systems take the worry out of managing your Mechanicsville home’s comfort levels and energy consumption.
Contact Synergy Technical Services at 804.608.1050 with any questions about zone control systems. Our team would be happy to help you determine if it’s right for you. Request zone control system service online today.