Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Fairfax’

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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UV Germicidal Lights Will Cut Down on Winter Illnesses

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Do you want to avoid getting sick during the winter? Of course you do. And there a number of ways to increase your chances of staying hale and healthy through the season. One you may not have considered is to call professionals to install a special kind of air cleaner into your HVAC system: UV germicidal lights (also known as UV air purifiers).

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Why Radiant Heating Is a Great Choice for New Homes

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Radiant heat: it’s the warmth you feel coming off of a hot surface, like pavement baking in the sun or a glowing lightbulb. Even though it’s the most natural form of heat—it’s the type of heat the sun gives off—many homes don’t make use of it for seasonal heating. The most common kind of heating systems found in houses use forced-air to provide comfort, i.e. distributing heat through air blown out of vents connected to ducts.

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Is It Time to Retire Your Old Heat Pump?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Fall is when homeowners should evaluate their heating systems and see if they’ll make it through another winter. Last week we wrote about this topic, asking if it’s time to replace an old furnace. But not every home uses a furnace for comfort; many opt for a heat pump instead, which not only takes care of winter comfort, but also summer comfort. We’ll take a look at deciding if the heat pump in your house is ready to retire and be replaced with a new unit.

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My Water Heater Is Rusty: Should I Replace It?

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Rust is never a good sign—on anything. Although you might expect to notice rust on your water heater at some point because it has water in contact with metal, rust and other types of corrosion are generally rare for a water heater until it’s near the end of its service life. The inside of the tank is glass-lined to keep water out of contact with the tank walls, and there are other precautions in place to defend against rust.

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Should I Replace My Old Tank Water Heater with a Hybrid?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

You’ve had your current water heater for many years—more than 15—and you’ve recently noticed that it’s starting to fall behind at doing its job. Maybe your heating bills are going up, or the amount of water available for morning showers has decreased, or you’ve spotted corrosion developing along the tank. Whatever the reason, you’ve made the choice to retire the old water heater and have a new one put in.

Should you install a tank water heater to replace it? Or should you go with a different type, like a hybrid water heater?

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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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Some of the Benefits of a UV Air Purifier

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Spring is allergy season, and a few weeks ago we wrote about the best ways to prepare for it with indoor air quality installations for your home. One of those recommendations was a UV air purifier, which uses ultraviolet radiation to eliminate a wide range of organic pollutants.

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Late Winter Heating Problems to Watch For

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

We’ve reached the second half of February, and that means the official end of winter is only a month away. That doesn’t mean we can relax when it comes to heating our homes. The furnace, heat pump, or radiant heating system that provides your family with warmth has already put in a great deal of work, and this stress can mean it faltering when it comes close to the finish line. Don’t let late season repair needs go without attention! When you notice the following issues, it probably means the heater needs help—call our repair team right away.

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Heating Maintenance: Better Late Than Never!

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Winter has arrived in Northern Virginia, and the heating systems in homes are already working away at performing their vital function keeping families warm until spring. We hope that you arranged during the fall for a maintenance visit from one of our technicians to prepare your heater (whatever type it is) for the rigors of this season.

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