Most people in the Valley know how critical it is to have their air conditioner regularly maintained, but did you know that furnace maintenance in Arizona is just as important? Despite our moderate winters, your furnace is still likely to get a fair amount of use, especially once those chilly desert nights start.

3 Reasons Why You Should Tune-Up More Often

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Although some people try to skip regular maintenance in an effort to save a bit of money, or attempt to do a DIY-tune up, in the long run, that can actually cost you even more. A furnace tune up performed by a professional technician is a budget-smart, proactive way to make sure you avoid furnace issues. Here are just a few of the benefits of a professional furnace tune up.

  1. You’ll save money in the long run. Just like your vehicle, regular tune ups are an important step to avoiding costly repairs. When a licensed technician comes out to your home to perform a tune up, they will also be looking for any red flags that indicate an existing or potential issue. By catching the problem early on, the technician may be able to take preventive steps to help you avoid a big problem in the future.
  2. Your furnace will be more efficient. When a furnace is functioning properly, it is able to run at maximum efficiency. This translates to lower energy bills for you, and – you guessed it- more savings!
  3. You can be confident that your home and family is safe. A furnace that is not working correctly can cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak, which can be deadly if undetected. Because carbon monoxide is odorless, many homeowners and their families become very sick before realizing that the fatal gas is filling their home. Stay safe, and make sure that your furnace is working the way it should.

So, How Much Does a Tune-Up Cost?

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Depending on the company you choose, it can range from $75-$150. Compare that to the cost of furnace repairs, which can run upwards of $2,500, depending on the issue and the parts required. As you can see, a yearly tune-up is a smart choice, rather than waiting for something to go wrong.

Call a Professional to Handle the Work

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At Howard Air, we work hard to keep furnace maintenance affordable on any budget, because we understand how important it is for you and your family to be able to count on the comfort and safety of your home. Our team of experienced, professional technicians can make sure that your furnace is kept in tip top shape, and our fair prices make a tune up an easy choice. Contact our team to learn more about scheduling your furnace tune up today!