Furnace Maintenance


At Polar Bear Mechanical, our team of HVAC experts provides premier HVAC services for the residents and business owners of Colorado Springs. From commercial A/C installations to water heater replacements, we have the experience and education necessary to handle all of your HVAC needs. For the past 40 years, we’ve dedicated our time to expanding our HVAC knowledge and refining our craft to be able to offer the best HVAC services possible to the Colorado Springs community.

One of the most important parts of your HVAC system is your furnace. A furnace is responsible for heating your space, and if your furnace isn’t working properly, then your HVAC system has to work harder to circulate heat throughout your home or business. If you suspect your furnace isn’t working correctly, it’s important to schedule a furnace repair service right away to avoid irreparable damage.

Eva G
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My Furnace has maintenance issues that I address every year prior to winter, but this year totally slipped my mind. I called my usual heating company but they couldn’t come out so they actually recommended Polar Bear company because of their reputation so I called and their professional prompt service had my furnace fixed in no time and we were back up and running. Dylan was awesome and kept in contact with me for every step and he was a pleasure to deal with. Put these guys in my phone for any future heating issues and will be recommending them to friends and family!
Melanie C
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I first hired someone else to look at my furnace and would not respond to my messages. Wish I hadn’t paid them BUT... I called John and his team came out and fixed the job in no time!!! I definitely will continue to use them. They also installed an ac for a friend of mine and she had nothing but pleasant things to say. Very professional and will not waste your time! 💛💛💛
Rhiannon S
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Steve came out to my home today and he was absolutely amazing to work with. He was honest and upfront and even showed me how to fix something on my furnace to see that it turns on again before having someone come out. Would definitely recommend this company. Like


There are multiple issues that could result in you needing a furnace repair service. It’s crucial to schedule regular maintenance in order to avoid furnace repairs and help keep your furnace running as efficiently as possible. If you suspect your furnace has one of the following issues, make sure to contact our knowledgeable team and we’ll create a comprehensive plan to quickly repair your furnace and get it back up and running properly.

Extended Lifespan

Furnace maintenance appointments involve thorough inspections and diagnostic tests. Having a maintenance appointment annually allows the Polar Bear Mechanical team to regularly inspect all the components of your furnace and make sure nothing needs to be repaired or replaced. This results in you being able to use your furnace for a very long time, usually 15 to 20 years.

Improved Safety

Having HVAC professionals review your furnace’s safety features is one of the most important benefits of furnace maintenance appointments. When furnaces don’t work properly, they can be extremely dangerous. For example, imagine having a faulty flame sensor. This creates the opportunity for your furnace to be on even if there’s no flame present, increasing the risk of fire.

Decreased Utility Bills

Regular maintenance helps ensure your furnace is working properly. When a furnace is operating properly and every component of the furnace is working at full capacity, your furnace is able to be as efficient as possible. Efficient furnaces mean you’ll be spending the least amount of money possible while still being able to enjoy all the benefits of a high-quality furnace.

Furnace Maintenance FAQ

While it’s great to not be experiencing any issues with your furnace, regular furnace maintenance helps to make sure your furnace continues working properly. The Polar Bear Mechanical team utilizes furnace maintenance appointments to prevent any issues from occurring, making them important for everyone to schedule, whether you’re experiencing problems or not.
The HVAC experts at Polar Bear Mechanical are equipped to conduct furnace maintenance appointments any time of the year. However, for best results, consider scheduling your maintenance appointment in August or September to ensure your furnace is in optimal condition ahead of the winter months. If you’ve never had a maintenance appointment, then it’s a good idea to schedule one as soon as possible.
While every furnace is unique, a well taken care of furnace should last you between 15 and 20 years. Some of the most important factors that determine a furnace’s lifespan include the energy efficiency of the furnace, how often the furnace is serviced and how often the furnace is used. If you’re curious about which furnace would be best for your situation, our team can help you pick out the best option!

There are definitely certain steps you can take to help your furnace run properly in between furnace maintenance appointments. Some of these include regularly changing your air filters, cleaning the registers in your home or office building, setting your thermostat at an optimal temperature in the winter and keeping the area surrounding your furnace free of debris.

It’s important to have an HVAC professional who thoroughly understands furnaces perform your furnace maintenance. Trying to fix or mess with a component of your furnace can actually cause avoidable damage and result in unnecessary repairs. If you’d like to perform any furnace maintenance yourself, make sure to stick to tasks that are unlikely to cause damage, such as the ones listed above.
During a furnace maintenance appointment, our HVAC technicians will conduct thorough inspections and tests to determine if any parts of your furnace need to be repaired or replaced. This includes inspecting your furnace’s wiring, testing the flame sensor, making sure your thermostat works properly and investigating your furnace’s heat exchanger. We’ll thoroughly check for any problems, big or small.


Maintaining your furnace is an essential part of having a properly functioning furnace for as long as possible. Furnace maintenance appointments are the best defense against costly repairs and troublesome issues. If it’s been over a year since your last maintenance appointment, or if you’ve never scheduled a maintenance appointment before, make sure to call the HVAC experts at Polar Bear Mechanical today!