At Excel Heating and Cooling, we believe in educating the community on a variety of topics related to home comfort, HVAC system durability, and energy efficiency. Our goal is to help make homes throughout the Shenandoah Valley more comfortably by providing timely and important information on home heating and cooling. When an HVAC system needs to be replaced, we work with homeowners and landlords to make informed purchasing decisions. Check out our blog posts to learn more!

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Homeowners in Harrisonburg, VA and throughout the Shenandoah Valley are gearing up to enjoy the summer months that will be here before you know it. While some are plotting out ways in which to get outside and take advantage of the warm, sunny weather, others are crossing their fingers and hoping that their cooling systems will be able to keep up.
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Spring is in full-swing, which has plenty of homeowners in the Harrisonburg, VA area focusing on getting ready for the summer months. While this often includes cleaning up around the house, now is also a perfect time to start thinking about the quality of the air you’re breathing. Indoor air quality is something that often goes overlooked, yet the impact it can have on the health and safety of you and your family is real.
Spring Allergies

Spring is here. That means the blooming flowers and trees will soon follow. While it’s exciting to come out of hibernation and finally see some color outside, if you suffer from allergies, spring can be more of a pain than a pleasure.

If you experience allergy symptoms in the spring, it’s likely that they’re caused by pollen and other outdoor allergens. However, your home can be contributing to problems breathing, itchy eyes, and general irritation and discomfort.


As a homeowner, spring can usually bring you a sigh of relief. The cold weather is on its way out taking the snow with it. You won’t have to keep the heat on around-the-clock and may even start to crack a window or two.

Besides starting on the spring cleaning, garden preparations and grilling fantasies, what else should you be doing to make sure your home is ready for spring?

furnace repair

Throughout the entire year, you pay special attention to anything in your home that might be out of place or not working properly. Unfortunately, there are some things that are more difficult to notice than others.

A leaking furnace is one such problem since you’re probably not spending too much time around it. However, if you do happen to notice liquid around your furnace, it’s time to get it checked out since there are several potential causes.

heat escaping
During the winter when you just want to stay comfortable and warm, your home’s heat can actually be constantly escaping. Not only does this result in discomfort, but it can also be costing you significantly more each month on your utility bills.

As we move towards the height of winter here in the Shenandoah Valley region, you may be finding that it’s starting to get more difficult to stay warm at home. So what can you do to make this winter more comfortable and cozy? Use these five tips as ideas to increase home comfort:

With the new year right around the corner, you’re probably already thinking about some resolutions you’d finally like to keep. Some of them may revolve around your health, like eating nourishing foods or heading to the gym regularly, while others may be related to your finances. Perhaps you’re looking to save up for that vacation you’ve been dreaming about or finally paying off some debt!

With the holiday season and cooler weather quickly approaching the Shenandoah Valley, you need to ensure your home is ready. You may have guests that will be coming to visit or you may be leaving your home empty for a few days while you go away. Either way, your home needs to get prepared in order to guarantee you have a safe, healthy and comfortable winter.

The first days of fall are always an indication of the winter weather that is sure to come! Properly winterizing your home can make all the difference in the world for a warm, cozy winter. Not sure where to start?! Follow Excel's maintenance checklist and your home will be ready to go for the colder season approaching.


  • The company representatives were all professional, friendly and charismatic. All in all, the experience was straight up and easy.

    R.C., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Impressed with care taken in the house, taking off shoes, wearing booties, cleaning up before they left. Very pleasant and mannerly, taking time to explain everything to us.

    J.G., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Excellent customer interactions. Options were thoroughly and honestly explained. Always performed as promised. System working well.

    L.K., McGaheysville, VA
  • I was very happy with your service and knowledge. You explained everything to me and informed me of future repairs and when it may be needed to be done without being pushy. Thank you.

    L.C., Manassas, VA
  • I am very happy with the level of service provided by Excel. It is refreshing to see a business structure support our business with a level of professionalism so lacking in the construction industry.

    Anonymous Company, Harrisonburg, VA
  • I appreciate the communications and not leaving the customer in the dark on appointments, equipment and service.

    D.P., Harrisonburg, VA
  • I recommend Excel to everyone that I come in contact with that are looking for a quality heating and cooling company to deal with. In the past year, I have referred at least 10 people to Excel. Nothing but good things to say from beginning to end!

    K.K., Harrisonburg, VA
  • The gentleman who called on us was friendly, courteous and answered all questions. I hope he is our service rep again.

    T.W., Timberville, VA
  • I selected your company last summer based on reviews and I have to say I have not been diappointed. Great service each appointment!

    P.S., Leesburg, VA
  • "Advisor" was good at interpreting the different heat pump possibilities. All staff were good at working around a trip we had to take. There was a follow-up call to see how we were faring.

    M.F., Harrisonburg, VA
  • Excel has done a great job of getting my heating and AC working efficiently. They were quick and thorough. The minute I had a question, they were back to check it out/fix it.

    M.R., Bridgewater, VA