DIY vs. Pro Who Does What with Furnace Maintenance

Furnace Maintenance and Safety

In North Idaho, many homes rely on a furnace or forced-air system for heating. Maintaining these systems is generally easy, with low upkeep, but regular maintenance is necessary to ensure your furnace keeps running smoothly for years to come. How do you know what you can do yourself, and what you should hire a professional furnace service or repair team for?


Furnace Maintenance Checklist

Do it Yourself – Changing Filters

Regularly checking and changing air filters is essential for maintaining proper operation of your furnace. You should do this monthly or every other month, depending on your home’s size and occupants. If the filter is gray, or if you can see dirt and dust, it’s time to change your filter. If you notice decreased performance or increased dust in your home, change your filter. You can find filters at any home improvement store; be sure you choose the one that is right for your furnace.

Call a Professional – Preventive Maintenance Check

You should schedule a preventative maintenance check on your furnace each year. A furnace service team will come to your home and check your furnace for possible issues. If they find any problems, they are often able to fix these before they worsen or affect your quality of life. Things a preventative maintenance check will inspect are: blower motor, thermostat, condensate drain and coil, refrigerant, safety mechanisms, electrical wiring, fans and ductwork.

Call a Professional – Emergency Furnace Repairs

Is your furnace suddenly making lots of rumbling, grinding or squeaking noises? Maybe it’s cycling (or turning on and off) more than it used to? Or maybe, you’re just not getting any heat out of it at all? All of these are signs that something is wrong inside your furnace. This is the time to consult a professional furnace repair service, like J. A. Bertsch. Our team has the training and certification to diagnose the problem and ensure it’s fixed so you’re not out in the cold.


24-Hour Emergency Furnace Repair

There’s never a good time to have your furnace fail, especially in the dead of night or winter in North Idaho. No matter what the issue, you need it repaired immediately. Whether you live in one of North Idaho’s cities or in a rural area, J.A. Bertsch is available to help, as our repair services are available 24/7.

We guarantee that you won’t face additional charges for nights and emergency repairs.

We guarantee 100% satisfaction for our customers. Our team is fully licensed and insured in all aspects of furnace repair services, sales, installation, and maintenance for all makes and models.

Working around the clock, our heating experts ensure that neighbors in North Idaho are never left out in the cold.

Our services are available in Kootenai County, Spokane County, and North Idaho areas. This includes Coeur d’Alene, Athol, Hayden, Plummer, Post Falls, Rathdrum, St. Maries, Sandpoint and Spirit Lake. If you have any concerns about your furnace or other heating system, feel free to give our award-winning service a call.

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