Fall in Virginia brings harvest festivals, scenic hay rides and acres of brilliant color. It also brings a sad farewell to summer sun and long, warm days. As autumn temperatures begin to drop, the state for lovers couldn’t be more romantic, but you don’t want to neglect your heating system and end up huddling together for all the wrong reasons. Before cold weather hits, be sure to have your Northern Virginia HVAC systems calibrated, checked and optimized for winter. Otherwise, you might find your holiday budget tightened by increased energy consumption due to fuel leaks and preventable malfunctions.
In early fall, you may be able to open your windows, and rely on nature’s thermostat instead of switching from your air conditioning to your heating system, but don’t wait too long. Virginia’s first freeze will be terribly uncomfortable if you’re not prepared. It’s best to examine your heating system for signs of damage or poor performance well before you actually need it. Before the fall season starts, schedule an appointment with your HVAC contractor for an in-depth inspection and performance analysis. Correcting small problems early can prevent costly repairs later, and make your fall and winter a warm and wonderful experience.