Category: HVAC

How To Clean A Gas Furnace

Do you feel the chill of winter creeping into your home? Is cozying up to the fire or wrapping yourself up in a blanket the only way to keep warm? If so, your gas furnace might need some TLC. Keeping your gas furnace working at peak performance requires preventative cleaning and maintenance. This is the best way to get the longest life and reliability out of your home heating system. So how do you clean a gas furnace? If you […]

Written by on January 6, 2021

Should I Repair or Replace My Furnace?

Wouldn’t it be great if winter was all about snowflakes and sledding and sipping hot chocolate? Sure it would… but it’s not. It’s also about scraping ice off your windshields, 4:30 PM sunsets, and freezing cold temps. And for some of you, it might also be about making big decisions about a significant expense: repairing or replacing a furnace. Your furnace is among the most essential features of your household during the winter. So, what happens when your furnace needs […]

Written by on December 8, 2020

Gas vs. Electric Heat

It’s that time of year again, and we’re in full-blown fall mode. Lots of things are really great about this season: cool mornings, pumpkin-spice everything, sweater weather, beautiful fall leaves. But you know what we don’t love? Coming home from work and it’s already dark outside. Ugh! And it might be time to reevaluate your heating needs. Thinking about turning on your heating for the first time each year can be complicated. It’s more than just arguing with your family […]

Written by on November 9, 2020

Why Does My Heater Smell Like Something Is Burning?

If you haven’t already turned on your furnace, you will be sooner than later. And while most people love the comforts of fall—pumpkin spice everything, fuzzy blankets, warm coffee on a chilly morning— turning on your furnace for the first time of the new season might put a damper on your fall fun.  After months of disuse, new season furnace smells are pretty common, but that doesn’t mean you should shrug your shoulders and assume all is well. Although furnace […]

Written by on October 16, 2020

Why Is My Air Conditioner’s Refrigerant Line Covered In Ice?

An Ashburn tech explains Let’s say you’re mowing the lawn or pulling weeds. You’re looking forward to finishing up your chores so you can head inside and enjoy a nice, cool beverage in your nice, cool home. As you’re working, you glance over at your trusty AC unit, and something looks… unusual. And by “unusual” what we mean is “frozen.” Alarm bells go off in your head. “Oh. That can’t be good.” You’re right. It’s not good when your AC unit “freezes […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

What Is A Heat Pump, And How Does It Work?

Enjoying the summertime looks a little different right now (thanks COVID-19), but what probably won’t change is the summer heat. That means most of us are already looking for ways to keep cool while keeping our costs down. You know the usual suspects: AC units, window units, and ceiling fans. There’s also, you know, praying for the heat wave to break. But what about a whole new approach? What about a heat pump? What is a heat pump? A heat […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

How To Hire An Air Conditioner Contractor During A Global Pandemic

We have to confess something: That is a blog post title we could have never anticipated. But COVID-19 has certainly turned the world upside down, hasn’t it? We realize this is temporary: the stay-home orders, the daily press conferences, the teleconferencing and social distancing. Eventually, the virus will be under control and we won’t have to second-guess if we really need to run to the store. But the financial and social effects will linger for… well… for who knows how long. If […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

How Do I Find The Tonnage Of My AC Unit

OK, real talk: As a homeowner, replacing your air conditioning unit is absolutely no fun. It can be expensive, the research is a time-suck, and unless you’re Ashburn HVAC pros like we are, you’ll quickly come up against unfamiliar industry jargon (like “AC tonnage”) that’ll leave you frustrated, confused, and worried about making a costly mistake. If that sounds familiar, we’re here to help! What is AC tonnage, anyway? As you might imagine, an AC unit cooling a 3600 square-foot home […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

How To Get Rid Of That Musty Smell

Imagine this: You’re a kid, and your family’s been on the road all day. You and your siblings are jammed into the backseat of the car, arguing over whether the windows should be up or down and who gets to control the radio. Finally, after a bazillion miles and way too many hours, you pull up to your grandma’s house. You pile out of the car and race to the front porch. Grandma opens the screen door wide, and you rush […]

Written by on August 31, 2020

12 Common Furnace Problems (And How To Fix Them)

“Is it chilly in here, or is just me?” If that’s the question that brought you to this post, we’d like to say this first: That stinks. No one needs a quitter furnace in the dead of winter, and we’re so sorry it’s happened to you. And now for the good news: Many furnace issues can be resolved simply, quickly, and inexpensively. In this post, we cover 12 of the most common problems, how to fix them, and when you’ll need some professional help with […]

Written by on August 31, 2020