HVAC, Heating, Cooling & AC Repair Company
Your home’s heating and cooling system plays an important role in ensuring your comfort regardless of the unpredictable Virginia weather. Proper cleaning and maintenance of your HVAC system can help you to avoid many of the common problems associated with your heater or air conditioner. Still, over time, even the highest quality machines require repair or replacement.
OHA Heating and Air provides comprehensive HVAC repair and installation services for homeowners in and around Chantilly, VA. We have also expanded our range of home repair services to include plumbing, chimney sweep/repair, and gutter cleaning to give you a one-stop provider for all your home maintenance needs.
Complete HVAC Service Options
From heating and cooling systems to air quality control products, we provide a range of HVAC installation, maintenance and repair services to keep you comfortable in your home.
HVAC Heating/Furnace Systems
A quality heating system will keep you cozy during the coldest parts of the Virginia winter. Many heating systems on the market use different fuel sources or methods to distribute the heat through your home.
This type of heating system relies on the temperature difference between two environments to heat your home. Most heat pumps are air-to-air systems that move heated/cooled air through ductwork or coils passed through a wall. However, some varieties use water, gas or solar energy to create heat.
Air-source heat pumps are well-suited for climates that do not experience extended periods of extreme cold. When searching for air-to-air heat pump systems, you’ll find them categorized by their configuration or method of heat transfer:
- Ducted or Ductless: A ducted system pushes air through ductwork installed under your home, whereas ductless heat pumps — also known as mini-split heat pumps — use a conduit passed through a hole in the wall to connect the interior and exterior units.
- Split systems: These heat pumps are “split” into two parts, one placed inside the home and one mounted outside. Both units have their own coils, and the inside unit is also equipped with a fan.
- Packaged systems: This system is composed of a single unit placed outside your home. The unit contains all the working parts needed to produce heat in one “package.”
A furnace warms air by burning fuel or heating coils. This warmed air is then distributed through your home’s ductwork and vents. The fuel source for a furnace often varies by where you live. Natural gas is common in areas close to the country’s natural gas lines, while propane is becoming popular in New England and northern states with extremely cold winters. Electric furnaces are popular throughout the country, particularly so in southern states that experience less harsh winters.
Boiler Heating Systems
A boiler system distributes heated water to radiators placed in different areas of your home. Boilers use a variety of fuel sources, from coal and oil to natural gas and even biomass. They are commonly found in older homes and large residential communities.
Virginia summers are notoriously hot and humid, but a quality air conditioner can help keep your home cool and comfortable. An air conditioner may be installed in a window or placed outside the home. Like a heat pump, an AC unit filters air using an evaporator coil that cools the air passing through it. This chilled air is then circulated throughout your home.
Common Heating and Cooling System Repairs
Properly maintained, your heating and cooling systems can last over a decade. Of course, even the best heating and cooling systems require occasional repair due to wear and tear or unforeseen breakdowns. Some of the most common problems you may experience with your furnace or air conditioner include:
- Refrigerant leaks can lead to a lack of cooling ability
- Worn belts or bearings can cause your system to run loudly
- Clogged ductwork or filters can lead to larger utility bills and less cooling/heating ability
- Faulty thermostat or mechanical problems that can cause temperature fluctuations
If you notice any of the above problems, call OHA Heating and Air. Our trained HVAC technicians are available for emergency service 24 hours a day.
Plumbing and Water Services
The typical HVAC company only deals with heating/cooling problems, but at OHA Heating and Air, we also provide a range of plumbing services, from water heater installation and repair to drain and sewer line repair and cleaning. A team of licensed plumbing technicians completes all repairs and installations under the supervision of a master plumber to guarantee that your plumbing problems are solved quickly and efficiently.
General Plumbing and Water Solutions
The modern home plumbing system is designed for easy maintenance and longevity. Still, it is not impervious to leaks or breaks that occur as a result of faulty construction, aging or climate/weather conditions.
Over time, even a small leak or break in your pipes has the potential to cause extensive damage to your home and property by allowing mold and mildew to thrive. Our pipe repair and repiping service includes
- Video inspection mapping of your piping system
- Pipe repairs
- Fixture and pipe replacement
- Whole system replacement
Waste Disposal and Drainage Solutions
While one role of a plumbing system is to move water through your home, it is also responsible for carrying waste out of your home via your sewage system, garbage disposal and drain lines.
Sewer Line Problems
When sewer or drain lines become blocked by waste or broken by the intrusion of tree roots or shifting underground lines, contaminated wastewater and sewage can seep into the ground around your home–or worse, flow back through your plumbing and into your home through your toilets or tubs. This is a hazardous situation that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible.
We can diagnose and solve your sewer line problems before they become dangerous and costly. Using visual cues, soil inspection and video inspection of your pipes, we can locate and repair your sewer line. Our sewer line clearing services include
- Inspection and diagnosis of sewer line clogs/breaks
- Sewer line repair
- Drain snaking or rooting
Drain and Garbage Disposal Cleaning & Repair
Over time, grease, food particles, hair and other substances can accumulate in your drains and pipes, leading to clogs or other drainage problems. Smaller kitchen drain clogs can often be treated with store-bought solvents. For larger clogs or blockages deep within your plumbing, liquid drain cleaners may not be enough.
Garbage disposals often help keep larger food particles from clogging up your drains and pipes, but when they break down or become clogged, disposals can contribute to your drain problems.
We provide a range of drain cleaning and repair services for Chantilly homeowners, including:
- Video inspection to diagnose smelly drains
- Garbage disposal repair/replacement
- Drain snaking
- Rooter service for clogs located deeper or further into your plumbing system
A functioning water heater complements your home’s plumbing system by producing hot water that can be pumped throughout your home and used to keep your family clean and healthy.
We can help you choose the best style of water heater for your family (tank, tankless/on-demand, heat pump, solar, etc.) based on your budget, usage needs and home configuration. We also offer other water heater services, including:
- Water heater installation
- Retro-fitting for water heaters
- Water heater repairs
- Boiler repairs and installations
HVAC Service for Support and Alternative HVAC Systems
When you’re experiencing problems with your furnace, heat pump or another heating system, it can be difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home. Of course, you can keep your family cozy and warm even when your main heating system fails by using supplemental heat or power sources to warm your home.
Gas or Wood-Burning Fireplaces
Your home may have a wood or gas-burning fireplace to “fill in” during really cold weather or power outages, but unless you are properly maintaining it, you may be risking your family’s health and safety every time you light a fire. Your fireplace chimney requires regular inspection and cleaning to remove built-up soot or creosote that can lead to toxic fumes and blockages.
We provide chimney inspection and maintenance services to ensure that your fireplace provides safe, warm heat whenever you need it. Included in our chimney sweep and repair service:
- Chimney inspections
- Chimney sweeping/soot removal
- Flue liner replacement/repairs
A perfectly functioning HVAC installation doesn’t guarantee your family will stay warm all winter. One severe winter storm in Virginia can knock out power and make your electric heating/cooling system useless.
A home generator can add an extra layer of security to your home heating/cooling system. It will kick on when your electricity goes off, so you can continue using your electrical appliances, lighting and heating/cooling systems. We sell, install and service a variety of home generators, including home standby generators, portable generators and whole-house generators.
HVAC Repairs Near Me
When you need to find a top-quality, affordable HVAC company in Chantilly or another eastern Virginia city, call OHA Heating and Air. Our team of experienced HVAC technicians, plumbers and master plumbers are available 24-7 to handle your heating/cooling, plumbing and home maintenance needs. With three locations and thousands of happy customers, we have the experience and scope of service to assist you with whatever you may need.