furnace maintenance, hvac maintenance, russell's HVAC,
February 14, 2018

You head out of town for the weekend, making sure to turn down the heat before you leave to conserve energy. When you return, you come to find that your home has become uncomfortably chilly. You turn up the thermostat, of course, to get your heating system running again, only to find after waiting for it to get warm that the system is no longer working. It must have broken down while you were away. How could this have happened?

Nothing gives you a greater appreciation for your heating system than a sudden heating breakdown. Maybe your furnace has held up so far this winter; but if it’s making loud noises, or if some rooms in your home aren’t quite so warm, there is a chance it won’t last through the winter.

Keep Your Furnace Running with HVAC Maintenance

Fortunately, there are preventative measures you can take to minimize the chance of your furnace breaking down. The number-one way to keep your furnace running all winter is to schedule yearly furnace maintenance, or tune-ups. During an annual tune-up, an HVAC technician will inspect your furnace and make adjustments to keep it running at peak performance. This includes:

  • Checking for flaws in system components

  • Making sure harmful combustion fumes are being vented safely outside

  • Testing the heat exchanger for safe operation

  • Cleaning the blower and motor for maximum efficiency

  • Tightening all electrical connections

  • Lubricating all moving parts

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

Regular tune-ups for your furnace do more than simply keep your furnace running. They can actually extend the life of your furnace by eliminating problems before they start. You’ll save money by getting the most from your heating equipment and by avoiding costly, unexpected repairs.

Tune-ups also help your heating system run as efficiently as possible, reducing energy consumption and lowering your energy bills. They can even improve indoor air quality by keeping your home free of harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide.

Make Russell’s Your Trusted Heating Expert

If you want your furnace to go the distance this winter — and in many winters to come — be sure to make Russell’s your trusted heating expert. We simplify heating maintenance for Chesapeake, VA area homeowners with quick repairs, reliable service, and convenient maintenance plans. From simple System Safety and Efficiency Checks to complete furnace installation, our team of experts can take care of your heating system needs.

Make sure your furnace lasts through the winter. Contact us to schedule a furnace tune-up!

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Regular maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling is an important routine to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency, much like getting your car’s oil changed regularly. One of the easiest ways to ensure regular maintenance is to enroll in a Russell’s Heating & Cooling maintenance plan.

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Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly. And, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your system is cleaned and ready to operate efficiently and safely.

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA