Snell Heating & Air Conditioning

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Furnace Repair & Installation Services

Often, the heat from your furnace is what makes your home feel like one. Snell Heating & Air Conditioning provides the town of Ashburn dependable furnace repair, tune-up, and installation services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you have a gas furnace or an electric one, our skilled HVAC repair technicians and affordable, guarantee-backed services can get the job done right—even in an emergency.

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Gas vs. Electric Furnaces: Benefits & Differences

Installation Differences

It will take the HVAC masters at Snell to proficiently seal your gas furnace to prevent hazardous leaks or install your electric furnace without a botched wiring job. When it comes to you and your family’s safety: please leave furnace installation to the professionals.

Energy Efficiency Variations

Energy efficiency refers to the total amount of natural gas or electricity your furnace consumes to create warm air for your home. A gas furnace, even if it’s a newer model, has a poorer or lower energy efficiency rating compared to electric furnaces.

Despite this, a gas furnace can reach a higher level of heat than an electric furnace because of its design and the cheaper cost of natural gas relative to electricity. We provide superior furnace and HVAC repair services to homeowners in Ashburn, Virginia. Our team of technicians will discuss the advantages of gas or electric furnaces with you and will help you choose a system that meets your needs.


Initial furnace cost is the unit price and installation fee. In general: a gas furnace’s upfront cost runs between $4,500 and $6,000 while an electric one goes from $2,000 to $4,000. Although they are initially more expensive, gas furnaces are less costly to run since gas is cheaper.

Maintenance Requirements

Snell Heating and Air Conditioning can send a gas furnace specialist out to Ashburn to clean your unit, seal cracks, inspect for corrosion, and perform other maintenance services. Should you possess an electric furnace, you’ll see us less frequently, as they need less oversight.

Life Cycle

Given that gas furnaces are (more) vulnerable to internal contamination, leakage, and corrosion, this type of furnace features a life cycle that varies from 10 to 20 years. On the other hand, electric furnaces have a lifespan of 20 to 30 years. To receive help with a new gas or electric furnace, give our team of certified technicians a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to schedule an HVAC repair service.

Air Conditioning Repair, Tune-Up, and Installation Services

Our team of licensed technicians provides thorough air conditioning repair services to homes in Ashburn, Virginia. We have the tools and equipment necessary to restore your airflow on a hot day. With a long-standing history of providing punctual, expert HVAC services, local residents can count on our staff to install or repair a broken air conditioner. Give our team of certified contractors a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to schedule an appointment.

Lifespan of a Central Air Conditioner

Not all central air conditioning systems are made alike. That being said, you should see a central air conditioner last 15 to 20 years before a replacement is needed. You can still keep an older unit running for that long since manufacturers will continue to manufacture replacement parts—despite no longer making the model—to support homeowners. Similarly, they’ll honor existing maintenance contracts in light of any new operating standards.

5 Ordinary Air Conditioner Problems

If your air conditioner isn’t working right, don’t fret just yet! As your air conditioning system operates in the summer, it is not abnormal for problems to occur. 5 issues that our technicians see often are drain blockage, refrigerant leaks, frozen evaporator coils, malfunctioning fan(s), and contaminated condenser coils.

We offer trustworthy air conditioning repair services to households in Ashburn, Virginia. Give our team of professional technicians a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to discuss your problem. If you have a refrigerant leak, we will install a new refrigerant line in your system to resolve the problem.

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Electrical Repair Services

Are you searching for safe and dependable electrical repair and installation services in Ashburn, VA? Our staff of licensed electricians utilize the latest tools and equipment to fix mild to severe electrical problems in your house.

Electrical Solutions

  • Lighting
  • Electrical wiring
  • Electrical outlet & light switch installation
  • Ceiling fan installation and replacement
  • Whole-house generator installation
  • Electrical repairs

As the top electrical company in Ashburn, VA, you can trust our team of technicians to safeguard the safety and comfort of your home throughout the year.

Plumbing Services

Whether you have leaky faucets, corroded gas lines, or drain backups; Snell will expertly offer our high-quality plumbing services to keep your home running the way it should. Our local plumbers provide repairs, replacement, tune-ups, and installation anytime across all of Ashburn to give your family genuine peace of mind.

PlumberWater Heater Repair & Replacement Services

You never realize how important a water heater is until it’s no longer working! If your water heater is broken, our team of certified plumbers offers 24/7 plumbing services to homes in Ashburn, Virginia.

Our staff can repair or replace both gas or electric systems. Your home in Ashburn will receive the finest care. Our technicians receive a 3-hour weekly training course to stay on top of the most current and innovative industry practices.

How Gas Water Heater Works

Gas water heaters utilize a flame-producing burner for heating. The thermostat notes when the water temperature needs to be higher, signals the gas valve, which then signals the thermocouple to verify the pilot light is on. If it is, gas will flow to the burner and a flame will heat the tank bottom until the water circulating is hot enough to shut off the gas valve.

How an Electric Water Heater Works

Electric heaters can have either one or two water-heating elements. Depending on whether it is a singular or dual system, one or two thermostats will sense when the water temperature is too low. When this happens, the same number of switches as thermostats will be flipped so an electrical current can flow and be converted to heat in the heating elements for alternating water submersion. Once the thermostat(s) sense(s) the water temperature is sufficient, the system shuts off.

Sump Pump Repair & Install Services

We offer the fast and safe plumbing services for malfunctioning sump pumps in Ashburn, Virginia. Our team of plumbers offers upfront pricing and in-writing guarantees to ensure you are satisfied. With our technical training and certifications, we can effectively repair any type of sump pump in the industry. Give our staff a call by phone at (703) 543-9649 to book an appointment.

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Indoor Air Quality Services

Did you know people spend more time inside than we do out? This means that now more than ever your home needs fresh air to stop the circulation of pollutants, bacteria, and viruses. To purify your air and keep your household healthy, Snell Heating & Air Conditioning offers superior indoor air quality services.

Our (de)humidifier installation can stop the growth of bacterial mold from an abundance of in-home moisture. Our skilled technical staff can also place UV lamps inside your home to wipe out other floating contaminants. Consult a Snell indoor air specialist on what resources your home in Ashburn could use to best maximize your family’s health and quality of life.

Humidifier5 Benefits of Humidifiers

If you’ve noticed you tend to get sick more often than others: missing flu shots or a lower immune system aren’t necessarily the culprits. The real reason could be a low in-home humidity! Install a humidifier with the help of a trained Snell professional and finally experience reduced cold, flu, and allergy symptoms; illness prevention; hydrated skin; and a more comfortable home in Ashburn.

Ashburn, VA Community

Ashburn, VA has something to do for outdoorsy types, foodies, and even film buffs. Built on top of an old railroad roadbed, Washington and Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park allows visitors to walk, run, bike, or even horseback ride along the adjacent bridle trail.

The family-run Old Ox Brewery was founded on uplifting the local community and offers a beer tasting in its 30-barrel brewhouse. The Alamo Drafthouse Theaters aims to provide attendees “good food, good beer, and good film, all at the same place.” They’ll regularly create special menus based on their latest movie showing, beer promotion, or craft brewery partnership.

Now that your day out in Ashburn is covered: let’s talk about what’s going on inside your home. When was the last time you had a Snell Heating & Air Conditioning technician inspect your HVAC system? Leverage our expertise to keep easy cleaning and tune-ups from turning into costly problems.

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