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Seasonal Furnace Maintenance: Getting Ready for Winter

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, only to realize that your house is freezing cold because your furnace has suddenly broken down? This dreaded scenario can be easily avoided with regular furnace maintenance

Much like maintaining a car, furnaces benefit from regular inspections and adjustments to keep them running efficiently and reliably. Proper seasonal furnace maintenance not only ensures a warm and toasty home but also promises energy efficiency and longevity for your heating system. Here at Bison Home Service, your comfort and peace of mind is our utmost priority. Contact us to schedule an appointment and we’ll prepare your furnace for the potentially long, cold winter ahead. 


Why is Seasonal Furnace Maintenance Necessary?

When winter arrives in full force, your furnace becomes your best friend. Acting as the heart of your home, it works continuously to keep you and your family warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, you’re most likely to encounter problems with your furnace when you turn it on for the first time in many months, that is, unless it’s already received its seasonal maintenance. 

At Bison Home Service, we understand that life is busy and full of distractions, and keeping up with furnace maintenance can easily fall to the bottom of the priority list. However, its importance cannot be stressed enough. The following are just a few of the benefits of regular furnace maintenance.


Reduces Sudden Breakdowns

Sudden furnace breakdowns in the middle of winter are not just uncomfortable; they can be hazardous and even life-threatening in severe weather conditions. Regular furnace check-ups minimize the likelihood of unfortunate surprises. By inspecting your furnace thoroughly, professionals can spot early signs of wear and tear, rectify them promptly, and reduce the chance of a sudden furnace failure.


Improves Energy Efficiency 

Furnaces lose their efficiency over time due to the natural wear of parts and the accumulation of dirt and dust which forces the system to work harder than necessary. Regular inspections and adjustments can restore much of this lost efficiency by making sure all components are clean, and functioning as they should be. This yields a double benefit – not only will your furnace use less energy, but it will also heat your home more effectively.


Enhances Air Quality 

An improperly maintained heating system can circulate dust, pollen, and other allergens throughout your home, compromising the indoor air quality. During a furnace check-up, technicians will replace the air filter, enhancing the air quality in your home. In fact, regular filter replacements and cleanings can even reduce health risks associated with poor air quality, such as allergies or asthma.


Increases the Furnace’s Lifespan

Regular maintenance drastically extends the life of your furnace. Much like how regular oil changes help keep your car on the road longer, regular tune-ups keep your furnace operating at optimal levels for more years. By easing the strain on the system and replacing worn-out parts before they cause further damage, you can add years to the expected lifespan of your furnace.


How Does Bison Home Service Prepare Your Furnace for Winter?

At Bison Home Service, we believe in taking proactive measures rather than relying on reactive solutions. That’s why we offer heat pump and furnace check-ups to help you extend the life of your system and properly maintain it to keep you warm in the cold months. The following is a brief overview of what you can expect when you schedule a furnace check-up with Bison Home Service.

Inspection: The first step in our seasonal furnace maintenance process involves a comprehensive inspection of your heating system. We examine all critical components, including the heat exchanger, blower motor, belts, and air filters, for any signs of damage or wear. to improve the overall efficiency of the system.

Filter Change and Adjustments: After doing an initial inspection of your system, we will change the filter, if needed, and make any necessary adjustments to optimize performance and improve airflow.   

System Performance Test: In this next step, we utilize the cycle of operation to systematically and thoroughly check each component to ensure it is operating within specifications. 

Repair/Replacement Services: Depending on the results of our furnace maintenance checks, we can perform repairs or replace parts that may be damaged or at the end of their lifespan. Before we do anything, however, we will always discuss our findings and present you with the options so you can make an informed decision on how you would like us to proceed.


Why Choose Bison Home Service?

As a veteran and locally owned and operated HVAC company in Fort Collins, we want to provide the best service for our community. We aren’t part of a large, corporate entity, we live and work where you do and take pride in offering great customer service at an excellent price. When you choose to partner with us, you can expect:

  • Upfront pricing
  • Honest communication
  • Highly skilled technicians who are prompt and courteous
  • Reliable service you can count on
  • Warranties on all of our work


Book Your Furnace Maintenance Appointment Today!

Winter will soon be here and keeping your furnace in good health with regular maintenance is not only a wise course of action, it’s an investment in years of comfortable, worry-free heating. Not only will you prevent sudden breakdowns and costly repairs, but you’ll also potentially have lower heating bills and cleaner air. So remember, don’t neglect your furnace – it’s a key part of your home’s comfort and safety. Schedule an appointment with Bison Home Service in Fort Collins and have peace of mind all winter long.

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