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

Dealing With Indoor Allergies Using Your Air Conditioner

Saturday, May 30th, 2020

Allergy Relief with Air Conditioning

You often hear about allergies in the Spring when everything is in bloom. However, allergens of some sort are present year-round. Many pesky allergens are found in our homes. When it’s hot outside, and you’re keeping your home’s interior shut off from the outside, this can actually be a time when indoor allergens are at their worst. Thankfully, you can use your air conditioner to find allergy relief for your indoor allergens. Here’s how.

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

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

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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3 Ways to Keep Your Indoor Air Clean

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Are you frustrated by the way that your air smells? An odd smell is one of the most common indicators that your indoor air should be evaluated, but it’s not the only one. In fact, indoor air quality is not so easily assessed by the senses alone, and it may take a professional evaluation to figure out what’s exactly in your air. Let’s take a look at three ways you can keep your indoor air clean! 

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Here Comes Allergy Season! And Here’s How to Get Ready for It

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Allergy season usually starts in early April, just as spring is getting underway. When the temperature rises above 60°F and stays that way for three to four days, plants start to release more pollen into the air. And that’s when your allergy problems will start..

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How to Save on Heating Costs in the Winter

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

Are heating bills keeping you down this season? A variety of items in your home are most likely contributing to your high heating costs, including keeping your thermostat on high, spaces in your door and window thresholds that allow air to escape or having an older or poorly maintained furnace.

This winter, take a look at these tips to save money on your next heating bill.

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Why You Should Upgrade to a Programmable Thermostat

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

What kind of thermostat do you have in your house to control the HVAC system? If it’s a manual one that uses sliders or dials, or a no-frill digital model that can only raise or lower the temperature, then we need to talk. It’s time to upgrade to a digital programmable model—especially if you have updated your HVAC system at some point during the past few years. There are many benefits that come with replacing an old thermostat with an advanced model. Here are a few:

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to Schedule Commercial Heating Repair

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Having to schedule heating repair isn’t at the top of anyone’s list, but when it comes to your business, it’s essential that your heating system work as needed. It can be very tempting to wait on repairs, especially if your system is still running, but as we’ll explain below, this is not a good idea. It also isn’t a good idea to call just heating repair business to perform the commercial heating repairs you need in Alexandria. The best way to ensure that your commercial heating system is properly, accurately and efficiently repaired is to hire commercial heating repair specialists, like the ones at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. Our NATE-certified commercial repair experts are available 24/7, so if you are experiencing an issue with your commercial heating, call us today.

Reasons to Call for Repair

Here are some reasons why it’s better to call for repair sooner rather than later:

  • You may end up with no heat – heating systems tend to breakdown on the coldest days of the year because that’s when they work the hardest; a system that is already stressed due to repair will be more prone to total breakdown than one that has been repaired.
  • Repairs will get worse – repairs do not fix themselves, and typically become worse over time. This can result in bigger, more costly problems and potential breakdown.
  • Decrease in energy efficiency – a stressed heating system has to work harder to achieve the temperature set on the thermostat. This can result in more energy usage, which decreases your energy efficiency.
  • It could be dangerous – combustion heating systems can develop leaks that release toxic fumes and gases; allowing a malfunctioning heating system to continue to operate could put you and your business at potential risk.
  • Decrease in overall performance – allowing a malfunctioning heating system to operate only contributes to running down the system. As a result, you may see a decrease in air flow, an inability to achieve the set temperature and other problems that can directly affect your business.

Don’t let your business space suffer from a malfunctioning heating system.

Contact OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration and schedule commercial heating repair with one of our commercial repair specialists.

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Planning for an Emergency Loss of Heating in Winter

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

You can never be too prepared when it comes to keeping your household safe in case your furnace, heat pump, or radiant heating system fails on you during the chilliest day or night of the year. This is a particular worry if you have a home with infants, elderly, or infirm people. So while it is still fall, take some time to lay out preparations for what to do in case of a broken heating system.

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5 Tips for Gas Furnace Safety in the Winter

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

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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Fall Is Here… Is It Time to Replace That Old Air Conditioner?

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Now that we are moving into fall, we can expect to experience some relief from the very hot summer weather. The cold of winter still lies some distance away, and our air conditioners may need to do some more work until then, but it’s a good time to start thinking about whether your AC is in good enough shape to keep working for another few years… or if now is the ideal time to take advantage of the slower fall season and have it replaced.

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