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

Air Conditioning Maintenance: It’s Already Time!

Monday, March 13th, 2017

air-conditioning-system-outdoor-unitThere are still some cold days ahead in March and even early April in Northern Virginia. March is a notoriously unpredictable period for the weather, and we’ve already swung between highs in the 70s and lows in the 30s so far this month—and it’s not even half over.

But you can use this unpredictable time for some predictable planning, such as arranging for spring maintenance for your air conditioning system in Arlington, VA. Maintenance isn’t an optional bonus for an AC—it’s a necessity to ensure the longest system life possible with the fewest repairs and the highest energy efficiency. It’s not something only we advocate: it’s a recommendation from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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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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How to Prepare Your AC for the Winter

Monday, December 12th, 2016

When you look at the headline of this post, you might wonder if we’ve gone a touch crazy. Temperatures are dropping and it’s already December! Why would you need to worry about preparing the air conditioning system for this kind of weather?

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Here’s What Can Happen if You Aren’t Changing Your AC’s Air Filter Regularly

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

A part of air conditioning and heating maintenance that we stress often is changing an HVAC system’s air filter regularly. As we come to the last month of summer, any air conditioner that has a clogged filter because it hasn’t been swapped out for a fresh one can start to cause multiple problems. Below are a few of the issues your AC might face if it still has an old filter.

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A Few Important Facts about Your HVAC System’s Filter

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Replacing or cleaning the air filter in your home’s HVAC system is the most important maintenance job you need to do during the year. (Most of the other maintenance jobs are ones professionals handle during spring and fall inspections and tune-ups.) We previously blogged about how often you need to change the filter, but in this post we’d like closer examine the air filter itself and the job it does.

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The AC Air Filter: How Often Should It Be Changed or Cleaned?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Most of the jobs involved in regularly maintaining an air conditioning system must be handled by HVAC professionals. There’s an important exception, however, which is changing (or cleaning) the air filter. A maintenance technician will do this job during the regular tune-up and inspection, but the filter needs to have this done more than once a year.

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Can I Do Air Conditioning Maintenance on My Own?

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The answer to this question is a little bit of “yes” and whole lot of “no.” Let’s start with the “no” part first.

No, You Must Leave Annual AC Maintenance to HVAC Professionals

We cannot exaggerate how important regular air conditioning maintenance is to the performance and longevity of a cooling system. For every year that an AC misses its spring maintenance tune-up and inspection, it will lose around 5% of its energy efficiency and it will also be at an increased risk of suffering from malfunctions or even a complete system breakdown. Regular maintenance will prevent around 85% of repair needs and help a system work for 15 to 20 years without a major loss in efficiency.

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Regular Maintenance and the Air Conditioning Compressor

Monday, March 21st, 2016

A few weeks ago, we posted a reminder that now is the best time of the year to schedule annual inspection and tune-up work for your residential air conditioner. You can take advantage of the more open schedule of HVAC technicians and get your AC ready for the summer heat in plenty of time.

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Get Ready Early for Spring and Summer Weather with AC Maintenance

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Temperatures are soon going to start rising here in Lorton, VA as we move toward the official start of spring. The heating system that has kept your family cozy during the winter will still need to do a bit more work, but the time for it go into summer hibernation is approaching. And that means it’s about time to revive your air conditioner.

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Is a Maintenance Contract Worth the Money?

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Most quality professional HVAC companies offer maintenance programs to take care of a home’s heating and cooling system. You pay an annual fee, and in return receive two regular check-ups and tune-ups per year, one in spring for the air conditioning system and the second in fall for the heating system.

Is it worth the money to sign a maintenance contract for your HVAC system? The answer is an emphatic yes, as we’ll explain why below.

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