Maintenance

HVAC maintenance service.

Owning, or even sometimes renting, a home in Arlington, VA, requires general maintenance to keep your investment in working order. It’s really all about being prepared. Per Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Maintaining your home’s systems and appliances wards off emergency situations and costly repairs while extending your equipment’s life. Take the time and money to perform general maintenance on a regular basis. Many of the maintenance services require the knowledge, skills, and tools of a professional. During the maintenance or service call, our technician will make any necessary repairs and/or alert you of a possible situation. Call Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning to assist you in maintaining any of the following or to answer any questions you may have:

Furnace Maintenance

We highly recommend an annual service tune-up and cleaning for your furnace. Typically the optimum time of year to perform the maintenance is the fall, before you fire up your furnace for the cold weather. The purpose of the service tune-up is to keep your system running at top efficiency throughout the season, so you have heat whenever you need it. Our experienced technician will clean and check all the connections, controls, sensors, drains, motors, ducts, valves, and blowers, as well as your ignition assembly, thermostat(s), and smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits. One absolute action you can take is to change your furnace filter with the correct replacement every three months, or as needed. This goes a long way in extending the life of your furnace, as well as keeping your furnace repairs to a minimum and your indoor air quality high.

Boiler Maintenance

When you invest in a boiler system, you want to ensure it warms your home on a continued basis as efficiently as the day it was installed. You also want to do all you can to support the longevity of your system. Proper regular maintenance accomplishes both of these. A boiler is complex and requires a professional hand on an annual basis to clean and check it. During your maintenance service, our professional technicians will clean and check your boiler’s burners, combustion chamber, heat exchanger, controls, vents, tank, pipes, belts, anode rods, connections, drains, linings, and all connected components, as well as your thermostat(s) and smoke and carbon-monoxide detectors. Following your tune-up, our technician will instruct you on anything you could do yourself as maintenance between our service visits. One absolute action you can take is to change your boiler filter with the correct replacement every three months, or as needed. This goes a long way in extending the life of your furnace, as well as keeping your furnace repairs to a minimum and your indoor air quality high.

Air Conditioner Maintenance

For air conditioners, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the spring. Our professional technician will check and clean the connections, coils, blower components, lines, refrigerant, drain, fuses, and thermostat(s), as well as lubricate all working parts. Maintenance you can do yourself between service visits is to remove any yard debris or vegetation from the top and sides of your outdoor air conditioner unit, as well as to keep it covered with an air conditioner cover or tarp in the winter.

Heat Pump Maintenance

For heat pumps, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed in the fall, same as furnaces and boilers. Our professional technician will check and clean ducts, filters, blower, indoor coil, ducts, refrigerant, electric terminals, connections, motors, and belts, as well as lubricate all working parts. Be sure to change or clean the filter every three months or as needed. You can also clean the outdoor coils whenever they seem dirty, and keep yard debris and vegetation away from the unit.

Whole-House Humidifier Maintenance

For whole-house humidifiers, an annual service tune-up and cleaning is recommended, usually performed at the same time as your furnace tune-up and cleaning. Our professionals include this maintenance along with the furnace appointment. Typically there isn’t much in the way of maintenance; however, our technician will change your humidifier pad and clean any mineral buildup you may have (in the case of hard water). Ask our technician to show you how to dissolve the buildup on your own every few months to keep your humidifier working at top efficiency.

Air-Filtration System Maintenance

For air-filtration systems, regular maintenance is something your can perform on your own. Maintenance on an air-filtration system usually just means changing or cleaning the filter every three to nine months. But you should check with the manufacturer’s specific recommendations. Changing or cleaning your filter on a regular basis will ensure the best filtration for your home as well as extend the life of the system. If you need any assistance or would like to install an air-filtration system, feel free to talk with one of our professionals at Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning.

Water Heater Maintenance

For water heaters, an annual inspection and service is recommended, usually included in your annual plumbing inspection (any required service would be separate). Either have one of our professional plumbers perform the required maintenance, especially if you’re uncomfortable doing it yourself, or do it yourself. To keep your water heater running efficiently, you want to check the pressure valve, check the anode rod, flush the tank (due to sediment buildup), adjust the temperature (if needed), and insulate the pipes and tank (if needed). Once again, one of our professional plumbers can easily do this service for you to help in extending the life of your water heater.

 

At Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re here to to assist you in maintaining your home’s systems or to answer any of your questions about maintenance. Keeping your equipment in good working order allows you peace of mind to know they’ll be there when you need them. It also makes good financial sense to keep equipment serviced to help extend their life spans. Here in Arlington, VA, call us at 703-671-2288 to make an appointment now.

Other Maintenance in Arlington, VA, 22207

“On May 22 I stopped by your office to renew my service contract. I met with Jessica, who was extremely courteous and helpful. You are fortunate to have her meeting with your customers. She is a very good representative for your company, and I would like to acknowledge her service.”
- Don G.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Arlington, VA, 22203

“Martin was prompt, friendly, knowledgeable and efficient! I am really happy with how this visit went. He serviced my air conditioner and found one problem that will be fixed while it is still under warranty. He was also patient and very tolerant of my overly friendly dog!”
- Janet I.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in McLean, VA, 22101

“Curtis has been servicing our heating and ac equipment for many years. We love his cheery and professional attitude and very competent service. Thank you Curtis!”
- John S.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Alexandria, VA, 22302

“Many thanks to Jerrell for his professionalism and thoroughness. This is the first year with Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning and the service exceeded our experience with our previous contractor. The time and items checked greatly surpassed the the items checked by the previous contractor. Jerrell explained all the checks that he performed and provided the results with numerical readings of the checks that he performed. I will continue to use Arlington Heating and Air Conditioning in the future.”
- Lawrence S.

Air Conditioner Maintenance in Falls Church, VA 22043

“I’ve had a contract with Arlington Heating for over 20 years. It is peace of mind, knowing that I am getting excellent service every time! The staff one schedules with is extremely nice and accommodating. Curtis is always so pleasant, and will answer any questions I have, no matter how silly they might be My son has also used Arlington Heating (Curtis), for many years., and is also very pleased with the dependable service they provide. I highly recommend them!”
- Carol L.

Gas Furnace Maintenance in Arlington, VA 22205

“The service technician today, Mike, conducted our fall/winter contract maintenance inspection thoroughly. He took time to explain what he did, and like previous techs, he conducted himself in a friendly and very cordial manner. We continue to be very pleased with not only those who come to our home for service, but with the staff who answer the phone, schedule appointments and respond to our inquiries. Arlington Heating & Air Conditioning has provided service for this home for 30 years!”
- Caroline J.

Heat Pump Maintenance in Arlington, VA, 22207

“I have had contract service with Arlington H&AC for 20 years and have appreciated their responsiveness and professionalism. Mike visited today and did a thorough inspection, offered suggestions and reviewed options for the remaining life of the system. Definitely will use them in the future.”
- Jim B.

Water Heater Maintenance in Arlington, VA, 22203

“Martin did a great job explaining pilot light issue and confirmed that A/C is ready to go for the warm season. Also answered question on replacing filter.”
- Liz K.

Maintenance in Alexandria, VA 22334

When I first bought my house three years ago, I signed-up for a maintenance agreement with another company. Each time this other company came to my house, they tried to up-sell me on a variety of other overpriced products. After 1 year of dealing with that, I decided to cancel my agreement. My neighbor, who uses Arlington Heating and Air for their maintenance, has been trying to convince me that not all companies are like that other company. So, I decided to once again sign-up for a maintenance agreement and give Arlington Heating and Air a try. It was a completely different experience compared to the other company. Mike was friendly, helpful, and efficient (an added note is that my neighbor highly recommended Mike). He took the time to explain a few things that I was not aware of. The experience was MUCH better this time, and their maintenance agreement was cheaper than the other place. Thanks for convincing me that not all HVAC companies are looking to rip you off.

- Matt B.

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