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

Shutting Down the Furnace for Warmer Weather

Monday, February 27th, 2017

girl-welcomes-in-spring-weatherFirst thing’s first: we aren’t out of the woods yet when it comes to cold weather. Last week saw some warmer days here in Northern Virginia, but March is notorious for the way it can take sudden turns and hurl chilly weather our way. You may still need to have your home’s furnace running a few more days before it’s time to settle in for a pleasant spring and hot summer.

However, this is the time of year to start making plans for the change from heating season to cooling season. One of the most important steps to take is to arrange for a spring maintenance visit from our HVAC experts to see that your AC is ready to go to work when necessary. Signing up for a maintenance contract with us means benefits for both your cooling and heating.

We also recommend taking steps to shut down your furnace. This means doing more than simply stopping use of the furnace! You’ll save energy and help keep the furnace in the best possible shape if you follow these steps:

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The Chill Is Setting In, But There’s Still Time for Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 28th, 2016

We’re starting to experience colder and rainy weather as we head into the final month of the year. Do you have confidence that your heating system will be able to work at its best through the coming winter? No matter your answer to that question, if you haven’t scheduled a professional inspection or tune-up for your heater, now is the time to take care of it. It isn’t too late!

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Should You Get a New Furnace in Time for Winter?

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Here we are in the fall, and we can expect to enjoy some gorgeous weather in Virginia in the coming months before the winter cold really arrives. During this space between the temperature extremes of the year is when we recommend that you evaluate your home furnace to see if it needs to be replaced. If you have a furnace that’s only a few years old, it will probably be fine for the winter—as long as it receives its annual maintenance inspection and tune-up. (Get on the schedule for maintenance before it gets crowded!)

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5 Tips for Gas Furnace Safety in the Winter

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The gas furnace is the most common type of heating system found in homes. This shouldn’t be a surprise: a gas furnace can deliver high levels of heating and is energy-efficient. But some homeowners feel concerned that gas furnaces are safety hazards. This reputation isn’t accurate, but if you have a natural gas furnace keeping your home warm every winter, you still must take some safety precautions. Below we’ve listed 5 tips to keep your family safe this winter while you use your gas furnace.

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Why You Need to Schedule Maintenance for Your Furnace

Monday, October 26th, 2015

When it comes to keeping homes warm during the winter, the furnace has been the most popular choice for many years. Even with other advances in heating technology over the last few decades, gas-powered furnaces remain the most common type of residential heaters. If you home has a gas line, then it’s almost a certainty that you have a gas-powered furnace to take care of your winter warmth.

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3 Reasons to Schedule Furnace Maintenance Today

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Your furnace is usually located out of the way of your living space, so you may not think about it much until it needs repairs. But here in Fairfax, you’re bound to use your unit throughout the coming cold months, which means your furnace will see a lot of wear and tear this season. This is why it’s important to schedule regular furnace maintenance with a licensed contractor once a year. A heating expert will inspect your entire system and look for any problems that may need repair. Some parts may also be cleaned or adjusted as needed, an important step in owning a heating system. Still not convinced? Here are 3 reasons that the technicians at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. recommend scheduling furnace maintenance today.

  • Performance: Your furnace may not be performing as well as it should, but this won’t always be immediately evident to homeowners. During a maintenance visit, a technician uses specialized tools to check a few important processes with your furnace, including testing the airflow and checking the power. If one of these factors is not quite right, your unit may take longer to heat your home. Maintenance ensures comfort for you and your family, and keeps parts from failing due to electrical issues, inadequate airflow, and other common problems.
  • Efficiency: A well-maintained furnace is also more efficient than one that does not receive regular maintenance. You can keep your unit more efficient by changing the filter regularly and calling for repairs at the first sign of trouble. But a maintenance technician can check for dirt and debris in the unit and even ductwork problems which may harm the efficiency of your unit. The low cost of furnace maintenance can actually save you money over the years.
  • Longer Lifespan: Regular maintenance may even increase the lifespan of your unit. If a part of your furnace is not working properly, it can wear down quickly, causing your unit to fail prematurely. Maintenance is simply the best way to ensure that no component needs urgent repair.

To schedule furnace maintenance in Fairfax with a reliable, friendly technician, talk to one of the experts at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. today!

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