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How To Avoid Heating Repairs This Season


Halfway into the heating season, Montana has already experienced some extreme winter weather.

With wind chills bringing temperatures into the negative double digits, you’ve undoubtedly been depending on your furnace to keep your home warm and toasty during months of record snowfall.

Considering how much you’ve been using your furnace lately, how confident are you in its ability to heat your home through the rest of the heating season without any interruption in service?

Although we’re always available for any heating repair in Bozeman, MT, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to avoid interruptions to your heating. Follow these tips on how to avoid furnace repairs to help ensure you can depend on your heating system when you need it most.

Change the Filter Regularly

We might sound like a broken record here, but changing your filter really is an easy way to keep your furnace happy. Your furnace’s filter keeps dirt and debris from entering its internal components.

When your furnace’s interior stays clean, it’ll run more efficiently. Just like with any piece of complex machinery, keeping those working parts clean and clear is essential to top-notch performance. 

Don’t Crank the Heat Up

Homeowners who experience mediocre furnace performance will often crank the heat up, assuming this will heat their home to the desired temperature faster.

Turning the heat way up won’t heat your home more quickly or efficiently. The only thing it’ll accomplish is your furnace will have to work harder than it needs to.

Pushing a furnace that’s struggling will just put more wear and tear on the system which could lead to a complete breakdown.

Schedule Furnace Maintenance

If you haven’t scheduled furnace maintenance in a while, it’s never too late to do so. In fact, a furnace that has had routine maintenance is less likely to break down on you.

That’s because your service technician will evaluate its performance and get a jump on any potential problems down the line.

It’s easier on your peace of mind to call us for furnace maintenance now than it is to call us for furnace repairs on the coldest day of the year. 

Don’t Ignore These Warning Signs of Potential Problems

We know how easy it can be to ignore the signs that your furnace is struggling, especially if you have alternative methods of heating your home such as a fireplace. But ignoring furnace problems won’t make them go away. In fact, doing so will only make them worse. 

Most of the time, furnaces give some sort of warning before they break down. Knowing these signs of potential problems–and scheduling repairs when you notice them–is essential to avoiding mid-season furnace repairs.

  • Unusual, loud noises such as banging, hissing, screeching, grinding, clicking.
  • Weird smells such as sulfur, rotten eggs, formaldehyde, and burning metal parts.
  • Increased utility bills that can’t be accounted for through usage.
  • Short cycling (furnace turns itself off before it’s able to complete a heating cycle).

Call us if you experience any of these signs that indicate your furnace is struggling to do its job and needs some attention from a professional HVAC technician.

Contact Ambient Air Solutions today for professional heating repairs. Simplifying Heating & Cooling!

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