Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for September, 2014

3 Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Your furnace is usually located out of the way of your living space, so you may not think about it much until it needs repairs. But here in Fairfax, you’re bound to use your unit throughout the coming cold months, which means your furnace will see a lot of wear and tear this season. This is why it’s important to schedule regular furnace maintenance with a licensed contractor once a year. A heating expert will inspect your entire system and look for any problems that may need repair. Some parts may also be cleaned or adjusted as needed, an important step in owning a heating system. Still not convinced? Here are 3 reasons that the technicians at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. recommend scheduling furnace maintenance today.

  • Performance: Your furnace may not be performing as well as it should, but this won’t always be immediately evident to homeowners. During a maintenance visit, a technician uses specialized tools to check a few important processes with your furnace, including testing the airflow and checking the power. If one of these factors is not quite right, your unit may take longer to heat your home. Maintenance ensures comfort for you and your family, and keeps parts from failing due to electrical issues, inadequate airflow, and other common problems.
  • Efficiency: A well-maintained furnace is also more efficient than one that does not receive regular maintenance. You can keep your unit more efficient by changing the filter regularly and calling for repairs at the first sign of trouble. But a maintenance technician can check for dirt and debris in the unit and even ductwork problems which may harm the efficiency of your unit. The low cost of furnace maintenance can actually save you money over the years.
  • Longer Lifespan: Regular maintenance may even increase the lifespan of your unit. If a part of your furnace is not working properly, it can wear down quickly, causing your unit to fail prematurely. Maintenance is simply the best way to ensure that no component needs urgent repair.

To schedule furnace maintenance in Fairfax with a reliable, friendly technician, talk to one of the experts at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. today!

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Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance in Arlington, VA

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

If you own a water heater in Arlington, VA, you may rarely think about how much stress is put on your unit every day. But you use this important home convenience to take hot showers, wash your dishes, do your laundry, clean your floors, and even to wash your hands. If your water heater ever runs into problems, you may be without hot water in the middle of one of these tasks. So to keep your system vital and efficient, the technicians at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. recommend that you service your system as often as possible. And this doesn’t only mean calling for repairs. Water heater maintenance is a service that can keep your system from failing prematurely, and may even make your unit run more efficiently. We’ve detailed these benefits in the following guide.

  • Increased Efficiency: Regular water heater maintenance can actually save you some money. Storage tank water heaters consume a lot of energy as water must stay heated at all times so that you’ll have a supply on hand when you need it. But it may cost you even more to run if there is a leak or if a part is dirty or worn, problems that may be caught during a routine maintenance visit.
  • Longer Lifespan: While water heaters are designed to last for many years, without proper maintenance something as simple as a rusted through anode rod may cause your water heater to fail suddenly when you need it most. Maintenance may give you a few more good years with your water heater before it needs replacement.
  • Fewer Repairs: Finally, scheduling water heater maintenance now means that a repair need may be caught early on. If your water heater suddenly stops working in the middle of a hot shower, you’re probably already somewhat annoyed, and a repair call is just another inconvenience. A maintenance technician can catch problems early on, so you won’t have to deal with sudden repairs.

OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc., can make sure your water heater is running as smoothly as possible before we leave your home. For a longer lasting, more efficient unit, give us a call today!

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