Preparing Your Furnace for the Off-season03/31/2015 The end of winter is officially in sight with the weather warming up in Cedar Rapids you can feel spring just around the corner. Before you turn off your furnace and disregard it until next year, you’ll want to get it prepped for its annual hibernation. There are a few things you can do now to prep your system so it’s ready to go next season. Flipping the Switch There was a period where it felt as though this day wouldn’t come, but the time has finally arrived for you to flip the switch on your thermostat from heating to cooling. Before you set it and forget it, look through your warranty. Some warranties require yearly service and maintenance in order to maintain the warranty. If you have any questions about your warranty, the team at Ilten's Incorporated will certainly help you. Service During the Off-Season Now is the ideal time to schedule your regular furnace service in Cedar Rapids. Any troubles can be addressed and fixed before the moment comes to turn your system back on once again for the season. You’ll be able to flip your switch to “heating” this fall and rest easy knowing that things will be functioning as they should. Change Your Filters We probably sound like a broken record, but switching out your air filters is one of the easiest and most crucial things you can do for your HVAC system as a homeowner. A clean filter keeps your system running at peak efficiency, enhances your indoor air quality and assists in extending the life of your HVAC system. We know there are other things you would like to be doing as the weather begins to warm up, but having one less thing to stress about makes every season more fun. We know you don’t want to imagine it getting cold again, but when it does, your furnace will be prepared for it. Our team at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids is ready to help keep your home comfortable every season. Give us a call at 319-363-0283 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.