Furnace Articles

What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System?

February 15, 2024
What Is a Dual Fuel Heating System? Women looking at device with serious expression.
So, you’re thinking about upgrading your Virginia heating and cooling system. Have you ever heard of dual fuel?  Continue Reading

What Are the Different Types of Furnaces?

January 15, 2024
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Furnaces can be categorized by how they operate. Some furnaces have a simpler setup, running at one speed. Others offer two or more speed settings, which can help you achieve a more consistent indoor temperature. Continue Reading

Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water?

November 13, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Leaking Water? Ventilation Cleaner - Looking for Dust.
You just discovered there is a puddle of water on the floor in front of your furnace. What does this mean? Why would your furnace be leaking water? It could be a few different things. In most cases, it is not a big repair, so keep calm. Continue Reading

7 Furnace Maintenance Tips

September 13, 2023
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However, the last thing you want to worry about when the weather takes a turn toward winter is a broken furnace. Our team at Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning wants to help you be prepared by providing the following furnace maintenance tips. Continue Reading

What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?

February 13, 2023
Image of someone working on a furnace. What Are Signs I Need a New Furnace?
A furnace is a major investment for any Alexandria homeowner. Although it’s not something that will need to be done frequently, most people will face the decision of needing to purchase a new heating system sometime during home ownership. Continue Reading

Heat Pump Versus Furnace

November 9, 2022
Image of HVAC control panels. Heat Pump Versus Furnace.
Looking to install a new heater in your Alexandria home? Your two most popular choices are a heat pump and a furnace. Each one has advantages and disadvantages when compared to the other. Continue Reading

Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now

September 28, 2022
A man works on a furnace. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Inspection Now.
It’s time to prep your Arlington, Virginia’s home furnace’s efficiency to help keep your repair budget in line during cold weather. Continue Reading

What Is Short Cycling?

February 8, 2022
Short Cycling
Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work. Our team at Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it. Continue Reading