Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for the ‘Home Improvement’ Category

The Benefits of a Maintenance Service Contract

Monday, January 16th, 2017

The second half of January puts us midway between when the season for turning on heaters starts, and the time when the air conditioners kick in. If you don’t have a maintenance service contract with a trusted HVAC company (take a look at ours) then right now is great time to plan ahead and arrange for it.

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Dealing with Indoor Allergies Using Your Air Conditioner

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Summer is almost here. But that doesn’t mean that allergy season is just going to stop and all the pollen floating through the air disappear. This is a time when indoor allergens are going to be at their worst because homes are going to be shut off from the outside in order to keep the heat at bay.

However, you can use your air conditioner to help deal with your indoor allergens. Here’s how.

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What Causes Leaks in My Water Heater?

Monday, August 31st, 2015

If a water heater receives regular maintenance as well as repairs whenever they are required, it should serve a home for many years with a steady and sufficient supply of hot water. But eventually a water heater will run into problems, and one of the more common is water leaking from the tank or other connection points. The moment you see water pooling around the base of your water heater, call for a technician. The system will either need to be repaired, or in some cases, replaced entirely.

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Some of the Unusual Movies Released for Valentine’s Day

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

Hollywood has always tried to match movies up to the seasons to draw droves of viewers to the theaters: October is packed with fright-offerings, while the winter holidays skew toward warm and pleasing family films (as well as Oscar hopefuls). Valentine’s Day falls in an odd spot when it comes to the movie release calendar, however, since February tends to be a slower time for the film industry. The studios are as likely to slot strange movies that don’t fit anywhere else in their annual schedules into the Valentine’s Day weekend as they are films with powerful romantic appeal.

So, while the second weekend of February has featured hugely successful romantic comedies like Hitch, The Wedding Singer, and (of course) Valentine’s Day, some truly weird choices have debuted in this weekend as well. And a few have even gone on to tremendous success despite the bizarre match with the holiday. Here are a couple of the odder Valentine’s Day movie releases:

  • Dracula (1931): Yes, this Halloween perennial and the start of Universal Studio’s Classic Monsters actually came out on Valentine’s Day! But perhaps this makes some sense, as the Dracula legend has often received a “doomed lover” approach in the many years since Bela Lugosi made the aristocratic vampire a screen icon.
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991): Does any film seem less appropriate for Valentine’s Day than this unnerving and sometimes very violent psychological thriller? What’s even more astonishing than the film’s release date is that The Silence of the Lambs eventually nabbed the Oscar for Best Picture, an almost unheard of occurrence for a movie released so early in the year.
  • Daredevil (2003): This Marvel comic adaptation featuring Ben Affleck as a blind superhero does contain a romantic subplot, but the stronger connection to Valentine’s Day may just be that Daredevil wears a bright red costume.
  • A Good Day to Die Hard (2013): The least successful of the Die Hard film franchise, this is an excellent example of a studio dropping a film into a weekend where it doesn’t fit in the hopes that it works as counter-programming. (It didn’t.)
  • Wayne’s World (1992): Now here is an example of counter-programming that clicked with audiences. This comedy based on a Saturday Night Live sketch turned into one of that year’s biggest hits and spawned a sequel.

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with a trip to the movie theater, or you have your own special plans, everyone here at Oasis Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration hopes you and your loved ones have a wonderful weekend.

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Why You Need Commercial Refrigeration Repair in Arlington

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Commercial refrigerators are an important part of many businesses, not just food service. If your company relies on refrigeration­—such as walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, or commercial ice machines—you need to have a professional service available to repair these appliances should something go wrong with them.

OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. has a staff skilled in commercial refrigeration repair for Arlington, VA.

We’ve been family-owned and operated since we started in business in 1998, and we strive to bring the personal touch of residential services to all of our commercial services. Our technicians are NATE-certified to bring you top quality repair work.

Why commercial refrigeration repair is necessary

The needs of a family with a refrigerator are much different than the needs of a business that uses a walk-in freezer or walk-in cooler. Only a small change in the temperature inside the refrigerator can lead to food spoiling or suffering freezer burn, which can mean significant money lost for a business. Although commercial refrigeration systems are built to be sturdy and dependable, they are complicated systems that can suffer a number of different breakdowns and repair needs, none of which can be solved through “do-it-yourself” tactics or amateur technicians.

In fact, amateur work is often worse than no repairs at all. Unskilled repair jobs can lead to a broken compressor or broken sealing that will require even more extensive repairs to fix. Professional repairs are vital to make sure that not only is the problem fixed, but it stays fixed and will not trigger additional issues. In addition, if you are in the food service industry, you need to make sure that your equipment stays up to health codes, and amateur repairs cannot guarantee this.

Remember: time is not on your side when it comes to malfunctioning commercial refrigeration. These problems must be fixed as soon as possible before the loss of cooling starts to cause food to spoil. You can’t afford anything but work from trained and qualified technicians who can get the job done fast and right the first time.

Call OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc.

We take pride at OASIS in only hiring refrigeration technicians who are experienced and certified. Running our business for over 15 years has taught us the importance of professionalism, and we know that this means a great deal to you as a business owner as well: you can count on our fast response and dedication when you need commercial refrigeration repair in Arlington, VA. Call us any time of the day or night.

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