Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning Installation’

Why an Oversized Air Conditioner Is a Serious Problem

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Oversized Air Conditioner Problems

Are you in the market for a new air conditioning system, either as a replacement for an older, ailing AC unit or as part of your new home? It’s important to have HVAC professionals involved in the process from the very beginning, not just for the actual few hours of work required to put the system in place and hook it up. You’ll want them to take the proper measurements, so you can be sure you have the correct size of unit for your home. If the air conditioner is too small, it will not provide the cooling your home needs. If it is too large, it causes its own set of problems.

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How We Can Help You with the Coming Warm Weather

Monday, February 13th, 2017

air-conditioning-unitsBurke is wonderful city to live in—something we now have raw data on! Of the 82 Virginia cities surveyed in a comparison study by the personal finance website WalletHub, Burke ranked 9th overall for raising a family. (Curious about who placed 1st? Fall Church.)

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you automatically get a great family life simply by living here. Taking good care of your family requires making sure that you have a comfortable and cozy house in which to live. And that’s where we can come to your assistance. We offer excellent heating and cooling in Burke, VA and have since 1998. We’d like to think we’re part of the reason that Burke scores so high as a quality place to live.

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Price vs. Quality When It Comes to AC Installation

Monday, July 4th, 2016

People are always on the hunt for ways to save money, and in general that’s a wise idea. Nobody wants to waste money on something that’s unnecessary or when they can receive the same product or quality of service for less.

But the word quality is key here. Paying less to actually receive something that’s actually less isn’t much of a savings at all! And in the case of an important piece of equipment that controls the comfort of your entire household, such as an air conditioning system, inferior quality far outweighs any upfront savings.

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The Difference That a Quality Air Conditioning Installation Makes

Monday, May 16th, 2016

The only type of air conditioning system that you can install on your own is a simple window unit (although you may want a friend to help you balance it). If you live in a home that requires the power of a central AC, you cannot take on its installation as a DIY project. You must have qualified professionals to handle this service from the start—preferably technicians who have many years of experience.

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Three Ways in Which Your Air Conditioning Installation in Arlington, VA Can Make it or Break it

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

In Arlington, VA, we need our air conditioning systems to hold back the heat and humidity of summer. A reliable air conditioning system can keep your home a comfortable temperature no mate how high the mercury rises outside. That begins with the air conditioning installation process. A professionally installed AC unit will provide reliable, efficient service from the get-go. One that is poorly installed, on the other hand, will develop problems sooner rather than later. What should you look for when the time comes to install a new air conditioning? Here are three ways in which the process can make it or break it.

  • Placement: Placement of all aspects of a new air conditioning unit plays a key role in how efficiently it functions. A good installation expert will make sure the unit is placed where it has sufficient space and where nothing will block the airflow. He’ll ensure that its noise doesn’t carry such that it distracts you or your neighbors, and that the unit it is easy to access for service. He’ll won’t place ductwork in unconditioned spaces unless it is necessary, and he will set up the thermostat in a place that accurately gauges the temperature (i.e. away from windows, warm spots or other sources of heat).
  • Materials: Proper air conditioning installation uses top-notch materials to secure and fit the unit. Ducts, for instance, will be well-insulated if they’re placed in the attic, and sealed with duct mastic.
  • The Right Contractor: This is the simplest and yet perhaps the most important aspect of air conditioning installation. Does the technician double-check his work? Does he make sure all the bolts are secure, the fittings are in place, and the seals tight and well-maintained? Does he verify the level of refrigerant and ensure that it’s right for your model? Does he turn the AC on when he’s done and verify the air flow rate? A good professional will ensure that his work is done right the first time. The wrong contractor who might be operating as quickly as possible is apt to ignore some of those steps, which will increase wear-and-tear on you unit and create problems later on.

For top-notch air conditioning installation in Arlington, VA, contact the experts at OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. We do the job right the first time, every time, and pride ourselves on professional work. Call us today to set up an appointment.

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Alexandria, VA Air Conditioning Installation FAQ: Should I Go Ductless?

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Is it time of you to replace your air conditioning system? Are you finishing building a new home and you need an AC system for it? If so, you may be thinking about the air conditioning options that are available to you. A great option for many homeowners is a ductless mini split air conditioning system. We wanted to use this blog post to let our customers know exactly what ductless AC systems are and when they’re a good idea. Give us a call here at OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. if you have any questions or if you need professional Alexandria, VA air conditioning installation services.

Most homeowners are used to the idea of an air conditioning system using a series of ducts to circulate cool air throughout your home. But there are ductless systems that offer some pretty attractive benefits over traditional forced-air systems.

Ductless mini split air conditioning and heating systems use wall-mounted units in each room or zone of the house. Each unit circulates the air in its particular area and either cools or heats it. All the units are connected to one or two central outdoor units similar to the outdoor condensing unit that is used with traditional central AC system. The installation process is actually very simple. The outdoor unit is installed away from the home. A small hole needs to be drilled in your walls to run refrigerant tubes and electrical wires to connect the indoor units and the outdoor unit; then the indoor units just need to be mounted on the wall in an appropriate place.

Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning

Ductless mini split air conditioning system offer some unique benefits. First, they allow homeowners to control the temperature of different areas of their house independently of each other. This could reduce energy usage because you’ll only need to cool or heat the rooms that you’re using. Second, ductless mini split AC systems don’t have the energy loss that is associated with ducts. And since they don’t use ducts, they can also help keep the air in your home clean and avoid dust build-up.

The best way to tell if a ductless mini split air conditioning system is right for you is to work with a professional Alexandria, VA air conditioning installation technician. Call OASIS Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc. today.

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