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Furnace Repair Services in Virginia

Furnaces are the heart of every home, keeping us comfortable and cozy all winter long. When your home furnace experiences issues or stops working, your family’s safety and comfort are on the line. At Snell Heating & Air Conditioning we provide emergency furnace repair and tune-up solutions in areas of Virginia such as Arlington, Leesburg, Centreville, Alexandria, and Reston. Our unique 24/7 service, means you get the same low rate 24hrs, 7 days a week.

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Proper Maintenance Can Help Your Furnace Last

Is your system in need of its semi-annual furnace tune-up? Schedule an appointment with Snell Heating & Air Conditioning today for your $78 furnace tune-up. Each tune-up includes a system audit, safety check, cleaning, and lubrication, ensuring your furnace will be ready for those cold winter months.

Upfront Pricing On All Emergency Electric or Gas Furnace Repair Calls

At Snell Heating & Air Conditioning, your comfort is important to us. That’s why we offer upfront pricing on all emergency electric or gas furnace repair service calls. Once we diagnose the issue with a one-time diagnostic fee, we provide you with an upfront quote that’s valid and binding –  meaning we’ll never raise the price on you.

Common Electric Furnace Issues

Electric furnaces have a lifespan of 20-30 years, making them a great option for heating your home. When an electric furnace is experiencing issues, a small furnace repair may be all that is needed to get it back up and running. Below are a few reasons your electric furnace may be acting up:

Dirty Filter

When a furnace filter hasn’t been changed in a while, dust and debris can clog the filter and end up causing issues with the blower fan. Our team of heating and cooling contractors near you offer emergency furnace repair and tune-up services to homes in Virginia to help resolve all types of issues.

Faulty Fuses

If fuses are improperly installed or incorrectly matched for the furnace’s capacity, a furnace may not run. Fuses that have built up dirt from lack of cleaning may also cause a furnace repair issue.

Bad Blower

When a blower is damaged it can work overtime, pulling too much power, resulting in a blown fuse. If this is the case, the blower may need to be replaced. If you need a component in your furnace replaced, give us a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to receive assistance with an emergency furnace repair project.

Water Damage

Electricity and water don’t mix. If your electric furnace has come in contact with water, it may have shorted out. Check your furnace for any signs of water damage and schedule a furnace repair or tune-up with our team in Virginia.

Loose Wire

Furnaces vibrate slightly as they blow air throughout your home. This vibration can lead to the loosening of wires causing a short.

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Common Gas Furnace Issues

Gas furnaces are an efficient option for heating a home. If properly maintained, homeowners can expect their gas furnace to run between 15-20 years with a small number of issues. If your gas furnace is on the fritz, a few issues may be at play:

Gas Line Issues

When your gas furnace is on but is not pushing out heat, the gas line may be the culprit. Check to see if the gas source is turned on and if the pilot is lit. If both appear on and seem to be in working order, but the heat is still not working, schedule a gas furnace repair appointment with our team.

Our emergency heating and cooling contractors offer furnace repair services in areas of Virginia such as Reston, Alexandria, Lorton, Arlington, and Centreville. Our team is available to fix a damaged gas line that is connected to the furnace in your house.

Faulty Gas Control Valve

Over time, gas control valves can stop working properly. This is a huge safety concern and should be handled by a professional. If you suspect there is an issue with the gas control valve or the gas line, call an HVAC technician right away. We offer gas furnace repair, tune-up, and installation services to homes in Virginia.

Benefits of Electric Furnaces

Electric Furnaces Are Reliable

Electrical furnaces are known to be more reliable when compared to gas furnaces because of their simple layout. This type of furnace relies on a set of electrical heating elements to produce warm air. Each heating element is powered by circuit breakers that are usually installed on the interior or exterior of the furnace cabinet.

Electric furnaces utilize a fan mechanism to push air into the heat exchanger of the furnace. Heating elements are activated to produce a supply of warm air for the home. Once the air is treated, the fan pushes hot air throughout the ductwork to ensure optimal comfort. Since most homes in the United States include electricity, an electric furnace is able to be easily installed, maintained, and repaired. This is why electric heating systems are popular in various regions of the United States

Electric Systems Are Cheaper to Purchase

An electric furnace is a popular option for many homeowners because of its low up-front cost. While electric furnaces may cost less to purchase, they cost more to operate since electricity is not as affordable as natural gas. However, the total cost to install an electric heating system is usually less when compared to the installation fees of a gas furnace.

Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provides trustworthy furnace repair, maintenance, and tune-up services to homes in areas of Virginia such as Arlington, Centreville, Alexandria, and Reston. Give us a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 or schedule an appointment online to receive assistance with an emergency heating repair problem.

Higher AFUE Ratings

Most electric furnaces will include a higher annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating when compared to gas furnaces. An electric furnace may include an AFUE Rating as high as 100 percent while a standard gas furnace is able to achieve an AFUE Rating of 97 percent or lower. 

Gas furnaces that feature an intermittent pilot light or hot surface ignition system are able to achieve higher AFUE Ratings when compared to gas systems that include a traditional pilot light.

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Benefits of Gas Furnaces

Clean & Affordable Gas

It’s no secret that the cost of natural gas is lower when compared to electricity. Purchasing a gas furnace will help decrease the total cost of your utility bills on a monthly basis. In addition, the fossil fuels that are required to produce electricity are more harmful to the environment when compared to burning natural gas. Save money and protect the environment by purchasing a gas furnace.

Provides Fast & Warm Heat

If you live in a cold climate, we recommend investing in a gas furnace repair or a new system since this type of furnace is designed to provide heat to your home at a faster rate when compared to a standard electric furnace. This is because the combustion area inside a gas furnace is able to reach higher temperatures when compared to the heat produced by an electric furnace utilizing an electrical resistance operating procedure.

Continuous Supply of Fuel

The gas furnace is the most common type of heating system in the country. This is especially true in homes that have access to an unlimited supply of gas provided by natural gas supply lines. 

Homeowners with gas furnaces will never be required to worry about the delivery of fuel throughout the Summer and Winter months of the year. Our team in Virginia offers electric and gas furnace repair services to homes in locations such as Reston, Arlington, Centreville, and Alexandria. Call us by phone at (703) 543-9649 to receive help with an emergency heating issue.

Emergency Heating Repair Services in Alexandria, VA & Other Areas

Whether you’re in need of gas or electric furnace repair, our team has you covered! Our staff of expert HVAC technicians are knowledgeable in both gas and electric furnace repair and maintenance, meaning you can trust us with your emergency home heating needs. We also offer other HVAC services such as air conditioning installation, air conditioning repair, and indoor air quality services. Call Snell Heating & Air Conditioning and stay warm this winter!

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Call us at (703) 543-9649‬ for fast and dependable gas and electric furnace repair services. Do you hear weird noises from your furnace? Our team of licensed HVAC contractors will diagnose and fix the issue with your system to restore comfort to your home.

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