Heating systems run all winter long to provide even, comfortable heating on even the coldest days of the year. Without a furnace tune up, your system could experience issues that affect its performance and efficiency, leaving you in the cold during the most critical time of the year. 

To avoid the inconvenience and potentially costly repairs, it’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace’s maintenance needs. But how often should you tune up your furnace to keep it running smoothly? Read the latest blog post from Sanborn’s below to learn more.

Why Do You Need a Furnace Tune Up?

Furnaces run for roughly six months of the year, providing heat to protect your home from the cold fall and winter temperatures. With that heavy usage comes wear and tear that can impact the performance, efficiency, and even the lifespan of your heating system.

By providing your furnace with a regular tune up, you’ll see benefits including:

  • Greater Efficiency: Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can accumulate in your furnace’s components, reducing its efficiency. A tune up includes cleaning or replacing air filters, ensuring proper airflow, and cleaning the combustion chamber.
  • Improved Reliability: Regular tune ups can catch and fix potential issues before they turn into major breakdowns, ensuring your furnace runs reliably when you need it most.
  • Enhanced Safety: Furnaces produce heat through combustion, which, if not properly controlled, can pose safety risks like carbon monoxide leaks. A tune up includes checking for leaks and ensuring all safety mechanisms are functioning correctly, making your home safer.
  • Extended Lifespan: Just like regular oil changes extend the life of your car, furnace tune ups can extend the life of your heating system. Proper maintenance reduces wear and tear, helping your furnace last longer.

The Best Time to Schedule a Furnace Tune Up

Ideally, you should provide your furnace with maintenance before you turn it on for the first time of the year. This prevents you from experiencing any issues during the initial use of your furnace when the cold weather arrives.

However, furnace maintenance can be performed at any time, so if you’ve already turned the system on for the first time this year, rest assured that a furnace tune up can still provide significant benefits. Don’t hesitate to contact your local heating company for furnace maintenance, even if you’ve already started heating your home.

How Often to Schedule a Furnace Tune Up

It’s highly recommended that your furnace receive maintenance once per year. This is the ideal frequency to clean up any minor issues that could grow to become more serious and expensive over time. 

Scheduling furnace maintenance on an annual basis not only keeps your heating system running smoothly, but also contributes to greater efficiency and longevity, ultimately providing you with reliable warmth during the colder months and helping you save on energy costs.

Enroll in a Maintenance Plan

Life gets busy, and it’s easy to forget about providing your HVAC equipment with the regular maintenance it needs to keep your family safe and comfortable. Enrolling in a maintenance plan, like the 5 Star Comfort Plan from Sanborn’s, will ensure you don’t miss out on maintenance again.

When the time comes to schedule your annual maintenance appointment, we’ll reach out to schedule a time that works best for you. From there, we’ll provide the maintenance your system needs to:

  • Boost performance
  • Improve efficiency
  • Experience fewer breakdowns
  • Protect warranty

Contact our team today to learn more about enrolling in our 5 Star Comfort Plan.

Choose Sanborn’s for Furnace Tune Ups in Redlands, San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire

At Sanborn’s, we understand that having a high-quality heating system isn’t just a luxury — it’s a necessity. We provide a whole suite of heating services, including furnace maintenance, to provide residents of Redlands, San Bernardino, and the Inland Empire with the highest quality solutions. 

Give us a call or contact us online today to schedule a heating service appointment today.