With winter in the Treasure Valley right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about scheduling maintenance for your furnace. Having maintenance done before the cold months of winter will ensure that your home is warm throughout the entire winter season without any furnace downtime. Here are a few good reasons to schedule regular furnace maintenance.


Lower Your Heating Bills

There is an inverse relationship with your heating bill and the temperature outside: the colder it is, the higher your heating bill will be. If your furnace isn’t running at its peak or is running inefficiently, you could be throwing money away. Routine furnace maintenance makes sure that your HVAC system is running as efficiently as possible. Calling a furnace repair technician is usually inexpensive and doesn’t take too much time out of your day. Who doesn’t want a lower energy bill, right?


Extend the Life of Your Furnace

Just like tuning up your car at different mileages, tuning up your furnace every so often will keep it running for much longer and will help prevent a total system replacement. Even though a good furnace should last upwards of 15 years, you can easily cut its lifespan by a third without regular maintenance. When a furnace technician visits your home, they will perform several tasks to keep your heating system in tip-top shape, such as cleaning components and sensors, testing and adjusting the gas pressure and ensuring all system components are functioning properly and safely.


Keeps You Safe

Most furnaces burn fuel to produce heat for your home. This combustion process must be precise to maintain efficiency and safety of your system. If this isn’t working the way it should, your furnace could leak carbon monoxide, the silent killer, into your home. Carbon monoxide is dangerous and isn’t something you want to take lightly. Getting your furnace tuned up will make sure that you and your family are safe from any dangers associated with an improperly working furnace. Make sure your HVAC technician uses a CO monitor to check for leaks.

We know how the summers and winters go here in Idaho. If you were to contact a New York City HVAC company, you might get vastly different answers than from us. That’s why it’s always important to go with a locally-based company.


Maintain Your Manufacturer’s Warranty

On most high-quality furnaces, you can usually get a 10-year warranty. You’ll want to schedule regular tune-ups to make sure your furnace stays running smoothly and still qualifies for the warranty. If there ever comes a day where you need to take advantage of that warranty, they are going to ask for service records to prove that you have been taking care of your HVAC system. If you haven’t been taking care of it, you’re most likely not going to be able to use the warranty. It is much better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your furnace.


We’ll Handle All of Your Furnace Needs

At Snowflake Air, we will provide you with everything you’ll need to keep your furnace running smoothly this fall and winter. All you have to do is give us a call or book online. We are available 24 hours a day.