Archive for March, 2015

How To Maintain Your Furnace

Posted on: Friday, March 20th, 2015  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on How To Maintain Your Furnace

During the winter months your heating system becomes a must-have. If it breaks down, you could end up having to rely on blankets and huddling together to keep warm. Maintaining your furnace can greatly reduce the chance of this happening. To help you with that, we’ve put together a few tips for ensuring your furnace stays in good health:

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Helpful Tips:

  • Check to see if the pilot light stays on. If not, it may have to get lit manually. You should find the instructions to light it properly written on the access doors.
  • Clear out any dust accumulating inn the blower or around the unit. Also, put in a new filter every 30 days so it doesn’t get too clogged.
  • Keep the blower motor lubricated.
  • Check for gaps or dents on the flue and make sure it gets vented properly.


These include just some of the things to keep in mind maintaining your furnace. If you should find yourself in need of furnace or other HVAC repairs, H and F HVAC can help. For more information, you can reach us at (703) 642-6278 or (301) 279-7618. 

Heating System Options

Posted on: Thursday, March 12th, 2015  In: Uncategorized  |  Comments Off on Heating System Options

Nothing causes dread like not having a working heating system during freezing temperatures. It can get downright dangerous. Did you know that you’ve got a few options when it comes to your home heating system? Here’, we’d like to go over some of them for you:

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Forced Air Furnace Heating:

This system works by burning up air in a furnace, getting it hot, the moving it throughout the house through a series of vents. Not only does this system generally cost much less than other types, it also remains one of the most common heating systems in the entire United States.

Radiant Floor Heating:

This system provides even heating throughout the entire house: no more outlying hot or cold rooms.  It does this by heating water, then moving that water through tubes that usually get placed in the floor, sometimes also in the ceiling. This process utilizes radiant heating; the process of moving heat from a hotter medium directly to a colder one.

Geothermal Heat Pumps:

Because this type of system uses the earth’s natural heat, it saves a lot of money on energy costs. The EPA has said that they can save up to 70% on heating costs alone. The process basically works the opposite way a refrigerator does; heat gets pulled through ducts that go down into the earth.


If you require installation or repairs for any of these systems, let us know. Here at H & F Service Company, we offer a host of HVAC services. For more information, give us a ring at (703) 642-6278 or (301) 279-7618.