Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for September, 2015

With Cool Weather Ahead, Is It Time to Replace Your Old Furnace?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It’s hard to imagine that September is almost over already! Weren’t we just in the middle of a balmy summer? But the calendar doesn’t lie, and it won’t be long until we will need our heating systems working to keep us cozy all the way until the spring arrives again.

While it’s still early fall and some summer heat lingers, you should give thought to the old furnace in your house. Now might be the best time to replace it so you’ll be prepared for anything the winter season might throw at you.

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Fall Is Here… Is It Time to Replace That Weary Old Air Conditioner?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Now that we are moving into fall, we can expect to experience some relief from the very hot summer weather. The cold of winter still lies some distance away, and our air conditioners may need to do some more work until then, but it’s a good time to start thinking about whether your AC is in good enough shape to keep working for another few years… or if now is the ideal time to take advantage of the slower fall season and have it replaced.

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3 Reasons to Take Care of Heating Maintenance Now

Monday, September 14th, 2015

It’s still quite warm here in Arlington, so when we bring up the topic of heating your home, you might find it hard to even imagine. You’re probably focused on making sure that your air conditioning system will make it through the rest of the month without running up your bills (or breaking down). You absolutely should take good care your AC—but there are many excellent reasons why you should also turn your thoughts to the heating system during this time of the year. Now is an ideal point to arrange for an annual heating maintenance visit from our technicians. Here are just 3 of the many reasons:

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Watch Out for Air Conditioning Drain Clogs!

Monday, September 7th, 2015

As your air conditioning system works to keep your home cool, it also collects water droplets along its evaporator coil. This is a normal part of how air conditioning works: as the evaporator coil absorbs heat from the indoor air, it also absorbs water moisture. In a place like Alexandria, which often suffers from high humidity, this can add up to a great deal of water collecting across the coil. But the AC has a way to deal with this: the water drips from the coil and collects in a shallow pan (the condensate pan) below. Then a pump draws the water down a drain line and out of the house.

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