Preparing Your Furnace for the Off-season

March 31, 2015

While winter is still trying to hang around, the temperatures are beginning to rise as warmer weather gets closer and closer. Before you go about your business and forget all about your furnace until next fall, be sure you have properly prepped your system for the downtime it’s about to experience. After all, there are a few things you can do now to help thwart issues when it’s time to turn on your furnace later in the year.

Flip the Switch

Turning your thermostat from heating to cooling for a few months is a terrific feeling. However, if you want to ensure you’re maintaining your warranty, take a look at one of the HVAC repair and maintenance services available so that you don’t have to worry about any of it. After all, the team at Ilten's Incorporated are trained professionals.

At Your Service

The off-season is prime time to have your furnace checked and provides you with enough time to have any issues taken care of. Whether it’s a specific problem or something with the whole system, one of the experts from Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids is ready to help you get your furnace ready ahead of time. Servicing your furnace during the off-season helps to ensure that when it is time to turn it back on that it’ll be working at peak efficiency from day one.

Swap Filters

You probably get tired of hearing it, but swapping your filters is one of the most basic ways to help your furnace run more smoothly and efficiently. Checking and replacing your air filters can also help during the summer months, as air conditioners typically use the same filters.

Sure, getting your furnace ready for the offseason may not be as riveting as that upcoming trip you have planned, but it can potentially help you save for next year’s trip by avoiding costly repairs and problems in the future. There are easily a few things that you can do to get your furnace ready to take a break during warmer weather. However, it’s important to remember that if you feel uncomfortable doing any of these preparations, be sure to give your local experts at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids a call at 319-208-3295.