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When Should I Get My Heating Tuned Up in Northern Virginia?

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Staying on top of preventative maintenance and tune-ups is essential for keeping your heating system in excellent condition. At United Air Temp, we recommend scheduling this appointment in the fall or early winter. Scheduling maintenance before the coldest weather sets in ensures optimal protection against sudden system failures.   

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Is It Ever Too Late To Schedule Heating Maintenance?

No, it’s never too late to schedule heating maintenance. Whether it’s scheduled as early as September or as late as March, what’s most important is scheduling annual tune-ups.

Remember that the longer you forgo maintenance, the longer your system will operate at lower efficiency and the greater the potential for excessive wear and tear on your system.

Can I Tune Up My Furnace Myself?

There are some maintenance tasks that every homeowner can perform. These include:

  • Cleaning the cabinet
  • Removing debris from around the furnace
  • Inspecting for signs of damage and corrosion
  • Changing the air filter

However, most preventative maintenance tasks are best left to the professionals, such as lubricating components, testing and tightening electrical components, checking for gas leaks, and more.

These tasks require specialized skills and tools, and there’s real potential for serious injury or HVAC system damage if these tasks aren’t properly performed.   

Risks of Skipping Furnace Maintenance

Life can get busy, and you aren’t alone if you have fallen behind on furnace maintenance. However, just because your maintenance schedule is off-course, that doesn’t mean you should skip it altogether. In fact, the longer you put it off, the more likely you are to suffer a critical system failure. 

Preventative maintenance helps ensure components are properly lubricated, connected, and operating at peak performance. The longer the maintenance lapses, the greater the potential for excessive wear and tear that shortens the life span of components and can result in sudden system failure. There’s also greater potential for

  • Carbon monoxide leaks
  • Fire hazards
  • Diminished indoor air quality
  • A shorter system life span

Sign Up for a Service Plan So You’re Guaranteed an Annual Heating Tune-Up

When you enroll in a service plan, you’re guaranteed an annual heating tune-up. At United Air Temp, our comprehensive HVAC maintenance plan includes:

  • A multipoint heating tune-up
  • A multipoint air conditioning tune-up
  • Priority service
  • No trip charges or labor charges
  • Inflation-proof membership
  • And more

Contact UAT for Heating Maintenance in NOVA

At United Air Temp, our licensed and insured HVAC technicians will keep your heating system in exceptional condition. Our careful attention to detail and thorough approach to maintenance will:

Most importantly, we maintain the skills and expertise required to effectively service and maintain every heating system, whether it’s brand new or nearing the end of its life span.

Contact United Air Temp at (202) 796-7990 to schedule preventative heating maintenance for your Northern Virginia or DC Metro home today!

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