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Whether you heat your home with a gas furnace, heat pump or boiler…fall is the perfect time to schedule your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) tune-up.

Fall…it’s the time of year when the weather conditions are perfect for opening up the windows and enjoying the cool refreshing outside air. But did you know it’s also a great time to have your heating system checked for the winter months?

Have you ever wondered why the heating and cooling contractors in the area heavily advertise tune-up specials in the fall? One of the reasons is simply that it’s not the busiest time of the year for heating and air conditioning services. The busy season for most HVAC contractors is during the hot summer months and during the freezing temperatures of winter. That’s when consumers rely heavily on their HVAC systems and depending on their level of maintenance…need more HVAC repairs!

Here are 3 reasons to have your heating system serviced in the fall:

  1. No wait— it’s not a busy time for HVAC contractors and typically you can get right on the schedule and get your heating tune-up behind you.
  2. Save money— because it’s not a busy time there are usually specials being offered for tune-ups performed in the early fall.
  3. Peace-of-mind— your system will be checked for safe operation before you need to use it. Gas connections, gas pressure, burner combustion and heat exchangers will be looked at.

Improper operating gas connections are a fire hazard and can contribute to health problems. According to EnergyStar.gov a dirty burner or cracked heat exchanger can cause improper burner operation. Either can cause your system to be inefficient and operate unsafely.

So there you have it! 3 reasons to schedule your heating tune-up today! Contact M.E. Flow today, your local and trusted Northern Virginia HVAC contractor with office locations in Alexandria, Leesburg and Winchester.

M.E. Flow HVAC service technicians are also certified in carbon monoxide and combustion diagnostics and can help protect your family against the odorless and colorless gas.

Click here for the current coupon for a heating tune-up.