Happy New Year!

HavaTech has had a wonderful past year and is very much looking forward to serving the Northern Virginia community in 2012. We have made some progressive changes in 2011 and will continue to improve our efforts and service to help you and your family in the New Year. During this past year we have offered new deals, launched a brand new social media campaign and have continued to provide the best service to families in the area. In the New Year, along with continuing our superior service, HavaTech will focus on informative blogs, reports and news along with brand new deals on repairs and installation of your desired HVAC units.

We are looking to bring the HavaTech community together even more via social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In the New Year, you will see more updates, more fans and more interaction, all designed to improve your HavaTech experience. HavaTech is constantly making attempts to make your experience better. We have big plans and new ideas in these changing times so get ready for new deals and special offers along with more stories and helpful hints. We at HavaTech are very thankful to have you as our customers and take great pleasure in serving you. We wish a wonderful Holiday season and a very happy New Year!

New Year Repairs

As the colder weather is finally amongst us, the last thing that a household wants to experience is a malfunctioning heating system.  However, in the unfortunate event that this does affect you during the holiday season, HAVA Tech Incorporated is available to provide you with some cheer.  HAVA Tech is Northern Virginia’s best heating repair technicians because they are skilled in all types of heating and air conditioning systems.  HAVA Tech Inc. specializes in all types of heating system areas, including heating repair, heating pump repair, and gas furnace repair just to name a few.  Additionally, HAVA Tech Inc. carries major heating and air conditioning unit brands such as Trane, Lennox, and Carrier to ensure that they will be able to help repair any issues that you may be having with your heating system.

HAVA Tech Incorporated’s quality of work in the field is only part of what this company can offer.  HAVA Tech also has an on demand service running seven days a week for any urgent problems that occur with your heating system.  HAVA Tech insists that their customers contact them as soon as a problem occurs so that they can come and fix the problem before you and your family has to suffer from it.  Also, available until the end of winter is a Winter Checkup for your heating system, which is reasonably priced at $59.95.  This is a service that HAVA Tech provides to make sure that your heating system is up and running for the entire winter, and any problems that they may come across during the inspection can surely be fixed by HAVA Tech’s trained and specialized employees.  Although there are a number of local heating and air conditioning repair and installation services in the Northern Virginia area, HAVA Tech easily out performs all of the competition.  HAVA Tech’s vast knowledge of brands and specialization in all types of heating and air conditioning problems sets them apart from all the other companies making them the best choice when dealing with a faulty heating unit during the cold months.  HAVA Tech will be sure to solve any problem that you encounter to make your holiday season warm and enjoyable.

Finance It!

In this troubling economy, people are finding new ways to save money on their expenses. Some for-go any luxuries just to pay their minimum expenses or repairs they may have in their house. Others take out loans from the bank and get stuck with ridiculous interest rates in which they end up paying for years on end. If you have any trouble with your expenses Hava Tech Inc can help.

Whether it is replacing your existing heater pump or installing a new gas furnace, Hava Tech will ensure that the services will be able to meet your financial needs. Payments with no deferred interest are available to customers who are interested. Hava Tech also Offers affordable monthly payments and includes no annual fees. These monthly payments are set up so that families who have a tight budget are able to afford the payments without having to constantly struggle with their other financial obligations. The best financing option that Hava Tech supports is no down payment on the services that are rendered. This leaves ample time for the customers to organize their expenses and give them a sense of relief from all of their financial obligations.

Acceptance of varied credit lines is also available. Hava Tech will allow customers for monthly payments even ones with a poor credit score. This gives the customers a chance to improve their credit score and simultaneously pay for the services. Approvals for financing are done quickly and easily so as to save time and money. Hava Tech cares about their customers and strives to help them in their fiscal situations to make it possible for them to receive the services, which Hava Tech offers.

Ice Malfunction

Imagine yourself running a restaurant and suddenly on a hot a summer day, your ice machine breaks down. What will you do? Ice machines are crucial in the restaurant business because there is a constant need for a way to cool a drink. There are warning signs that one can notice to prevent catastrophes like this one.

Although the water supply that runs to the machine provides clean and healthy water, there are some impurities that can be left behind. By changing your water filter, you can prevent a change in taste or colors in your ice cubes. Most manufactures recommend changing your ice machines water filter twice a year to maintain optimal ice cube taste and visibility. To prevent any odors or changes in taste you must clean the inside of the ice bin by disconnecting the whole machine and washing and scrubbing any residue caused by any standing water. Another way to clean the whole machine is by pouring a cleaning solution into the ice reservoir to give it a thorough cleaning. After doing so you must let the machine run with water a couple times to remove any leftover cleaning solution.

Sometimes ice maker does not produce enough ice in dire times. This can be due to heat. The heat that surrounds the ice maker can greatly affect the creation of the ice. In order to produce as much ice as possible it is important to note that the ice maker should be in the coolest place possible, away from the kitchen or any doors leading outside. The machine should also not be filled up all the way. This will kick off the auto shut off feature and will not produce anymore ice; thus allowing the ice to melt inside. It is also important to keep the evaporator clean so that the heat does not build up within the machine.

If your ice maker ever breaks down, then it is best to consult with professionals like us here at Havatech who can any break down expenses and give you a competitive estimate on how much it will be to fix it. Using Havatech will greatly reduce the cost of repairing the machine and will ensure that the job will be done well. Ice makers are intricate machines so one mistake that is done inside of them during repairing them can lead to more malfunctions and eventually another breakdown. Making sure that the process of repairing the icemaker goes smoothly is crucial. These machines are vital to the success of a business and should be treated as a great asset. Call us or visit our Facebook page with anymore questions or inquiries.

Dangerous Decisions

Repairing HVAC units can be a tempting offer if you are tight on money or time. Unfortunately, trying to repair units yourself is very dangerous and can lead to a lot more stress than relief. Many underestimate the dangers of repairing units without professional knowledge. These dangers are real and the consequences of making an error while repairing an HVAC unit can be dreadful. Below you will find some vital information to consider before running down to your basement to fix a problem with your HVAC unit as soon as it goes haywire.

If your HVAC unit breaks or stops working, you must consider your experience and expertise about these units before you log on to your computer, read an article and go into your basement to attempt a repair. While it may seem like you can learn everything you need to know about how to fix a unit online, without having the proper training, chances are you will struggle to do a good job and this will surely lead to future problems. As soon as you encounter a problem, you should call an expert to come to your home and assess the situation. Repair men have the necessary knowledge and experience to be able to identify and fix the problem. They are paid to ensure the problem gets fixed and doesn’t happen again. Well the internet is a great resource, without proper knowledge and experience, chances are that you will misunderstand the problem and make an error when attempting to fix the problem.

Another, even more critical risk of attempting to fix an HVAC problem yourself is possible injury or even death. HVAC units are very dangerous if not treated properly. Never mind the potential of having your unit break again due to a bad repair, a self repair that is not flawless has the potential to severely injure you and cause a unnecessary trip to the emergency room. Electrocution is the main danger associated with HVAC repair and it happens to more people than you may think. In the end, the dangers associated severely outweigh the potential reward. Most people who attempt to fix a problem themselves spend more time and money than they would have if they called a repair person. Your best option is to allow the professionals to take care of your problem. At HavaTech, we have the trained personnel to ensure a proper fix and no injuries to you or your family. Make the right decision and let the professionals repair your HVAC unit the right way!

Change Up

When the time comes to start using your heat instead of your air conditioning for the winter, there are a few things to keep in mind in order to save money and ensure safety.  Before you turn on the heat pump, be sure to check your home for gaps between windows and doors to keep the warm air in and the cold weather outdoors where it belongs.  It is also important to make sure that there is nothing blocking or crowding the space around the heat pump.  This will make certain that nothing interferes with your heat pump throughout the winter, which is important if you don’t want your living room to feeling like Antarctica during the winter. This includes checking for sticks, leaves or any other debris that may be lurking near the heat pump.  It is also necessary to inspect ducts, fans, and hoses annually to be sure that when the time comes to turn on the heat pump, it will actually turn on.  By taking these few simple precautions, you can minimize the cost of maintaining your heat pump.  Not only will this help you save money by limiting the maintenance required, but it wall also ensure that your heat pump is safe to use.  Improper care for your heat pump can cause accidental fires, cause debris to be blown through the air, and a variety of other problems.  With proper care and maintenance you can minimize costs and maximize safety for the winter months.

Wanna Go Tankless?

Trying to go green? Start by going tankless! Alternative energy and “going green” is a premium interest for both consumers and suppliers alike so we at Hava Tech would like to share some widespread environmental and economical advantages of Tankless Water Heaters. Though Tankless Water Heaters have not been a popular choice for consumers in the past for Hava Tech consumers, recently there has been an increase in interest due to their unique features that benefit the environment and individuals lifestyles. Tankless Water Heaters vary from traditional water heaters in their ability to supply an endless amount of hot water while being about 20 percent more efficient. A Tankless Water Heater works by heating water as you need it rather than continuously heating water that is stored in a tank. No longer will you be banging on the bathroom door telling your roommates to get out of the shower so you can use some of the remaining hot water. Some of the greatest advantages a Tankless Water Heater offers include…

–          Never run out of hot water

–          Five to ten years longer lifespan than traditional water heaters

–          Zero standby heat loss

–          Average savings of about 20% on water heating bill

–          Take up hardly any space and can be installed nearly anywhere in your home

–          Produce no greenhouse gasses

–          Can be operated with a remote control with various settings and features

–          Come with a great federal tax rebate

The installation and repair costs are a little pricier than traditional water heaters, however in the long run; the Tankless Water Heater will save you both time and money. It will also give you peace of mind because you knowing that you are helping the environment and will not have to deal with a flooded basement due to a ruptured tank. So while you are in the seemingly endless heat of the Northern Virginia summer, think about the truly endless heat you could enjoy with a Tankless Water Heater.

Preparing for Change

As the leaves begin to change and holiday decor begins to flood our stores, we can feel the change in seasons lurking right around the corner.  With this change in seasons comes a change in the weather as well, so instead of cuddling up next to the golden retriever, here are a few simple steps to take when preparing your home for these colder months.  One of the first steps to take is to remove any window AC units and stow them away in a safe place until spring and summer come back around.  It’s nothing personal; it’s just that much easier to keep the house warm without those bulky units in the window letting all the cold air in.  If you’re currently living in an apartment or other small area, some HVAC companies will remove and store the units for you until it’s time to bring them back out for the warm weather.  Next, it’s always a good idea to have your heater inspected before the cold kicks in.  This is not only important for safety reasons, but also so you don’t find yourself with a broken heater at 3 in the morning when it’s below freezing outside.  Luckily, most HVAC contractors will do this inspection for a relatively low cost.  The next thing to do is to seal any leaks, opening, or gaps around windows or doors with caulk.  This will keep the warm air from your heating system inside the house, while keeping the cold air outside where it belongs.  One of the last, and occasionally missed, steps to take is to have your dryer vents checked by your HVAC contractor to make sure they are properly vented.  Once these steps are taken, you are ready to fire up the heating system and stay warm as the colder months approach.

A Heated Debate

When you can’t get your mind off the heat outside this summer, think of how you are going to keep heat inside your home this winter. When it comes to heating, you have three different options, gas, electric or oil. Each option posses its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Whether you are buying a new home or looking to switch the type of heat you rely on for financial or environmental reasons, Hava Tech comes prepared to guide and assist you until you are completely satisfied with your choice. Below you will find specific advantages and disadvantages to each one of your heating options. These facts should help you decide on an option that best fits your lifestyle.

Natural Gas

  • More environmentally friendly compared to oil.
  • Most popular choice for heating homes in the United States.
  • Has an abundant supply where the gas travels through underground pipelines.
  • Very combustible and highly explosive; Gas leaks cause tremendous problems and can cause severe sickness or death when inhaled.
  • Non renewable energy that will eventually run out.

Oil

  • Heats your home quicker than any other method.
  • Keep your own supply of heating fuel on your property. You will have heat no what.
  • Operates with the utmost efficiency and can greatly save energy costs.
  • Much safer than natural gas.
  • Once the tank goes empty, your house will have no heat until a new one arrives.
  • Cannot be renewed and produces carbon dioxide which has been linked to ozone depletion.

Electric

  • Is very quiet and is very safe to deal with and use.
  • Offers complete control allowing you to set exact temperatures at exact times in certain rooms.
  • Very easy to install and take up minimal space.
  • Renewable and relatively endless source of energy.
  • Very expensive when compared to oil and gas heating.
  • Can’t operate without electricity so when a power outage occurs, you will lose heat.

Now that you have a better feel for the advantages and disadvantages of various heating options, visit havatechinc.com or stop by our Fairfax office to learn more about installing and maintaining a brand new heating system that fits your needs.

How important is it to change our HVAC air filters?

I always advise my clients at HAVA Tech and Featherstone to either clean or change their air filters once a month. Air filter changes are critical during the hottest periods of the summer season and cold winter months – both seasons find HVAC units being utilized heavily.

Just like your clothes dryer’s lint filter, a dirty HVAC filter causes the unit to work harder in order to keep you cool or warm. Get a paper towel and fold it, try breathing through it, how hard is that?

Now you have a better understanding of why it is important to change the filter. When it comes to caring for the environment, dirty filters waste excessive energy as a result of working much harder. Nevertheless, changing the air filter, which does not cost much, could save you from spending thousands for repairing, or possibly replacing, exhausted HVAC units.