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

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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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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A Reminder about Changing Your HVAC System Air Filter This Winter

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Whether you use a furnace (electric or gas) or a heat pump to provide cozy indoor temperatures for your family during the winter, you need to pay attention to an important maintenance task: regularly changing the air filter. A forced-air system like a furnace must draw air from inside the home to heat it and then send it out through the ventilation system. The filter prevents debris that the blower fan will draw in from the rooms from entering into the furnace or heat pump and damaging components. (It isn’t specifically designed to improve air quality, however. You need to install a special set of filters for that.)

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How a Furnace Tune-Up Keeps Your Furnace Safe

Monday, September 19th, 2016

A question that heating professionals often hear is whether natural gas furnaces are safe or not. It’s understandable that people might worry about the safety of a gas furnace, since CO poisoning is a major health concern. However, the modern gas furnace is manufactured with safety as the uppermost concern. Gas furnaces have multiple safety features that help to protect homes from dangers due to combustion and toxic gases.

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We Answer Some Questions about Heating Maintenance

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The official start of fall is September 22, and that’s why we’ve already started to recommend our customers schedule their seasonal heating maintenance. Right now is a great time to get on our work calendar for a tune-up and inspection of your furnace or other residential heater. This way you’ll head into the cooler weather with confidence that the heating system will work as it should, with low chance of malfunctions and high chance of saving you money on energy bills.

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Why You Need to Remember to Schedule Heating Maintenance This Fall

Monday, September 5th, 2016

There are a little more than two weeks left in the summer, and even though the average temperature during the day is still hot, it won’t be long before the cooler weather sets in. It’s time to start planning ahead for fall and winter with heating maintenance. September is a good time to arrange an inspection and tune-up for your home’s heating system, since that gives you plenty of time to beat out the cold weather and schedule any repairs the heater may need.

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Here’s How Often You Should Change Your HVAC System’s Air Filter

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Regular professional maintenance is a job you must schedule twice a year for your residential HVAC system: once in the spring for the air conditioner, and once more in fall for the heater. But between these times, there’s a key maintenance chore you need to take care of on your own, which is to change out the air filter on the AC/heat pump/furnace. If you neglect this task, the filter will rapidly become clogged and start to cut off airflow into the system. This will mean a drop in energy efficiency and possible repair troubles in the future. If left long enough, a clogged air filter can even shorten the lifespan of an HVAC system.

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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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Some Other Benefits of Fall Heating Maintenance

Monday, November 16th, 2015

On this blog we’ve written before about why it is important to arrange for a maintenance visit for your home’s heating system before winter arrives. An annual inspection and tune-up for your furnace, heat pump, or radiant heater is the best way to protect your household from losing warmth during one of the coldest days of the year. Regular maintenance will also reduce repair costs and ensure that the heater works at it maximum energy efficiency so that you save money.

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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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