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Fall tips for home owners

Fall is here! 

As the leaves change and temperatures drop, it is time to ensure your home is ready for the harsh seasons that lie ahead. It’s time to make sure your HVAC system is ready for fall and winter. Regular HVAC maintenance can extend the life of your furnace and limit the need for costly repairs in the future. Have a warm and welcoming home by following these helpful home comfort tips for fall!


Did you know the number one cause of a furnace failure is a dirty furnace filter? Save yourself from this disaster and be sure to follow this fool-proof fall HVAC tip and check your furnace filter! Even if you don’t have replacement filters on-hand, it is a good idea to remove a dirty one to prevent premature failure of your furnace. Do you remember how to change the furnace filter if not give us a call we can help. 


Seal cracks and leaks this fall to prevent uncomfortable drafts from wafting through your home. Caulking and weather-stripping windows and doors can help eliminate energy waste. Plus your HVAC system will not have to work overtime to keep up with the demands of heating a drafty home.


Nothing makes waking up for work harder than having to get out of your warm, toasty bed to a cold house.. Program your smart thermostat to bump up the heat a half hour before you wake up in the morning. Just set it and forget it. Our thermostats allow you to set temperatures up to four different times per day. If for some reason you find that your thermostat seems unresponsive, then there may be an issue with the thermostat. Leave it to the experts to confirm and submit an online request here.


Have you checked on your outdoor units recently? Summer debris may have found its way near your HVAC equipment, limiting its ability to operate at full capacity. Make sure to clear away any unwanted weeds, nests, or leaves that may be blocking your unit. It may also be a good time to cover your air conditioner to protect it from the elements.


Bi-annual inspections of your HVAC system ensure everything runs smoothly all season long. We recommend homeowners schedule an HVAC system inspection every fall to prepare your home for the demands of winter. You can schedule your annual maintenance inspection online or by signing up for one of our Maintenance Plans. Get up to 20% Off a New Furnace Replacement Now for a limited time, get up to 20 percent OFF select furnace models from MERCON heating & cooling! Plus, get a free ECOBEE thermostat when you buy during our Pre-Season Furnace Sale. Save yourself from stress by taking advantage of these big savings before winter hits. Sale ends November 30th, so act now!

MERCON Heating and Cooling

Having your furnace inspected and cleaned by a professional will ensure that your system is running smoothly and safely this fall. MERCON Heating offers annual maintenance plans and Trust Certified technicians who will diagnose any problem or system failure. We also perform preventative maintenance to ensure your furnace is operating at peak efficiency. Call us at 613-277-8009 or contact us online to get a jump on your next furnace replacement and to partake in our Pre-Season Furnace Sale before it ends!

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