Heating and Furnace Repair in Fairfax and Manassas, VA
Virginia Heating and Air employs the most experienced furnace repair technicians in Manassas and Fairfax, VA.
We not only repair furnaces and other heating systems but we also try to educate our clients about the inner-workings of their heating units.
Take some time to read through our brief guide to the different types of furnaces below or feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Our experienced staff is always ready to help with furnace repairs, replacements, and maintenance.
Furnaces in Manassas, VA
A furnace functions by sucking air into a heating apparatus.
The air is subsequently warmed with a flame forged by some type of fuel which could be propane, natural gas, or another flammable material.
A blower delivers the heat throughout the building via a series of ducts; it flows into rooms through a grill in the floor or wall. This air is circulated repeatedly through the system, so a furnace filter is there to trap dust, dander, and pollen.
Electric Heat Pumps Fairfax VA
Another home heating option is an electric heat pump.
This method works by transferring already-existent warmth from one place to another in one of three ways: air-to-air, water-to-air, and ground-to-air.
Heat pumps are great because they can both heat and cool an area, whereas a standard furnace can only provide heating.
Electric Resistance Heating
Electric resistance heating, mostly appearing in the form of baseboard heaters, was ubiquitous nearly a century ago, and is sometimes seem bigger buildings such as apartment houses.
Warmth from this heating unit travels to the top of the room, and cooler air is pushed back into the heater.
Radiant heating is experiencing revitalization across the country.
Instead of circulating heat around a room, a radiant system heats objects including people, furniture, and any other objects around a particular room.
The most common form is the floor method, which utilizes electric cables or small tubes full of hot water embedded underneath the floor. This type of heating is already popular in some Asian countries.
Whichever type of heating you need repaired or installed Virginia Heating and Air can help. If you live in the Manassas and Fairfax VA area please give us a call.
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