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Is February Too Late To Get My Furnace Tuned Up?

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Routine furnace maintenance is crucial to keeping your system effective, efficient, and reliable through the coldest part of the year, but it’s not always easy to stay on top of everything. Whether you were out of town, too busy, or just forgot to schedule maintenance, it’s not uncommon to wonder if it’s too late to bother.

While fall is the ideal time to schedule annual maintenance for your heating system, it’s hardly the only time. After all, your furnace will likely see use well into March in the DMV and might see occasional use even later in the year, depending on your comfort preferences. Even if it’s the height of summer, getting maintenance taken care of is better than skipping it for the year altogether.

Why Fall Furnace Tune-Ups Are Ideal

If you can keep up with fall furnace tune-ups, that will always be the ideal timing. It’s early in the heating season, so you get the fullest benefit for your system, enjoying optimal efficiency and reliability through the coldest days of the year.

It’s also a time of year when HVAC technicians won’t be completely inundated with work thanks to the mild weather, so you can schedule service at your convenience instead of needing to work around other people’s emergency service needs.

Benefits of Annual Furnace Maintenance

If you’re not entirely sure why you should keep up with annual maintenance instead of sticking to heating repair calls when something goes wrong, consider these benefits of annual maintenance, no matter what time of year you schedule it:


Gas furnaces can be a risk of gas leaks or carbon monoxide buildup from poor ventilation. Any furnace can be a fire or electrical hazard if a severe issue goes undetected or unaddressed.

Overall, it’s just safer to have a professional inspect and clean your heating system each year.

Energy Savings

By minimizing wear and tear on your system and precisely calibrating all components, your furnace can maximize energy efficiency. That means energy savings for you, no matter your fuel type.

Maximized System Life Span

Your furnace can last for 15 to 20 years — but that’s contingent on keeping your system well-maintained. Catching problems early avoids the worst effects of general wear and tear over your system’s service life.

Without routine maintenance, you’re much more likely to need premature furnace replacement.

Breakdown Prevention

Breakdowns aren’t just expensive to repair; they’re stressful and unpleasant, especially in the cold.

Your system is working its hardest in the peak of heating season, so keeping it well-maintained means it can better support your comfort needs without failing.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance With UAT in Northern VA and Washington, DC

Fall may be ideal, but there’s no bad time to schedule furnace maintenance. Our team will gladly help you keep your furnace running at its absolute best with routine service.

At United Air Temp, we make it even easier to keep up with tune-ups with our maintenance plan. You’ll receive annual tune-ups for your heating and cooling systems and exclusive benefits.

Ready to schedule a furnace tune-up or sign up for our maintenance plan? Call United Air Temp at (202) 796-7990 or reach out online now.

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