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Is Your Heating System Prepared for the Fall?

It might not feel like it at the moment, but summer is on the way out! Though this might mean less pool time, we honestly aren’t sad to see it go. But the end of one season means the start of another, and fall is fairly short. Before you know it, we’ll be up to our necks in chilly winter winds! Is your HVAC system ready to take on the rest of the year?

At John Nugent & Sons, we’ve always prided ourselves on our ability to bring you the very best. As a family owned and operated business, we can provide the personalized care and unique solutions your Northern Virginia home needs! Now, since our falls are usually fairly mild, you might be wondering why the hurry. Well, there’s no time like the present. And besides, fall maintenance brings some great benefits over waiting.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Maintenance

Imagine for a moment that first real cold night. Sometimes it comes early and sometimes it waits until the “official” winter begins. But either way, when it hits you want to be ready. When you switch on your furnace or heat pump, you need that comfortable and bone-deep warmth. But what if that’s not what you get? What if you’re dealing with a breakdown you didn’t expect or your system is having air flow troubles? Now you’re stuck in the cold and dealing with an emergency HVAC situation!

This is the core of why fall furnace maintenance is so crucial. It’s about being absolutely ready for what the season has to throw at you and the surety that your system is prepared to meet your needs. Fall maintenance also means you’ll be getting the most efficient and effective heating your system can provide as well, translating into more comfort at less cost! Not to mention scheduling is just easier in the fall, well before our experts are hip-deep in emergency calls and last-minute installations.

The Benefits of Fall Maintenance in Northern Virginia

A system that is treated with the consistent, routine care it needs simply works better, in all regards. If you get a fall tune-up you can expect:

  • More comfort. A well-maintained system gives better heat. They have better air flow, they heat quicker and more thoroughly, and they tend to keep up with the weather better, too.
  • Reduced energy use. The same things we mentioned above also equal out to much better energy efficiency. When your heating system is doing its job perfectly, it tends to use a lot less power to provide the comfort you need, essentially making maintenance pay for itself!
  • Better air quality. Maintenance takes care of all of the dust, debris, and mold spore that builds up in your system throughout the year. This means easier breathing, less allergy symptoms, and a cleaner home! Plus without all of that musty, dank dust, your home will smell a bit better, too.  
  • Less frequent breakdowns. Breakdowns are the worst. And even though there is no “good time” for them to happen, they do seem to tend toward the most obnoxious times to do it. With a tune up and maintenance, your system’s components, connections, and important operations are all checked and tested, avoiding the most common causes for a breakdown.

Furnace Maintenance in Northern Virginia

If you neglect to service your furnace, it can stop working suddenly, leaving your family in the cold. Furnace maintenance is so important when it comes to heating your home safely and efficiently each winter. Maintaining your furnace now can keep you from having to make costly repairs down the road.

You can feel safe this fall and winter knowing you’re entering into the cold months with a reliable furnace. Contact us today for furnace maintenance services in the Northern Virginia area.

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