As late-winter temperatures fluctuate in the Sierra Foothills, homeowners and business owners continue to rely on their heating systems to provide them with indoor comfort throughout the season and into the next. The best way to gain peace of mind and ensure your furnace is reliable when you need it most is with regular, mid-season furnace maintenance.

While tune-ups are most commonly performed before high-season use, such as in the fall and spring, mid-season furnace maintenance can also be beneficial. Here, our HVAC company, Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning, discusses the top benefits of scheduling mid-season furnace maintenance. Find out how our heating services can benefit your system and help prevent unexpected HVAC breakdowns now and in the future.


Energy Savings

One of the most significant benefits of heater maintenance performed mid-season or any time of the year is boosted efficiency for your entire HVAC system. When your furnace works at peak efficiency, your monthly energy costs drop because your system does not have to work as hard to produce the expected results. During regular heating system maintenance, our skilled HVAC technicians follow a multi-point checklist, inspecting and servicing every part of your system, including the following components.

  • Burners
  • Flue pipe
  • Gas line
  • Heat exchanger
  • Motor amperage and voltage
  • Thermostat
  • System controls
  • Air filters

Better Indoor Air Quality

As your furnace heats your home or commercial space, it accumulates airborne contaminants and particulates, reducing your indoor air quality (IAQ). These contaminants can trigger or worsen allergies, exacerbate asthma, and pose a host of other potential health consequences. Certain furnace issues can cause your system to emit a foul odor that smells like rotten eggs or sulfur. During a mid-season maintenance inspection and servicing, our technicians remove contaminants, such as dust, pollen, bacteria, and biological growth, to ensure your indoor air quality is as high as possible.

Reduced Risk Of Breakdowns

There's little worse than waking up to a cold, frigid indoor environment because your heater unexpectedly broke down. The best way to gain peace of mind that your HVAC system will perform as expected throughout the year and during the mid-season is to schedule furnace maintenance. Maintenance involves thoroughly inspecting all HVAC components and cleaning parts essential to your furnace's function. Maintenance can help reduce the frequency of furnace repair and keep your indoor environment comfortable year-round.

Better Functioning

With regular use and over time, your furnace's components can wear out, break, or otherwise fall into disrepair. Improperly functioning system components, leaky ductwork, or blocked airflow can prevent your furnace from achieving the desired temperature point set on your thermostat. Mid-season heating and furnace maintenance can help ensure the efficient and effective functioning of your system now and in the coming seasons and lower the risk of breakdowns and system failure.

Extended Equipment Lifespan

Your HVAC system is a significant investment. A great way to protect it and ensure you receive the best return on your investment is with regularly scheduled, planned, and preventative maintenance. The average functional lifespan of a furnace ranges between 10‐15 years, though this depends heavily on how well and regularly your furnace is cared for by professional HVAC technicians over its lifetime. Get the most you can out of your furnace with mid-season maintenance from Spoor's Heating & Air Conditioning!