The importance of furnace maintenance

January 24, 2017

Having to pay for unnecessary repairs isn’t superior on anyone’s to-do list, that’s why continuing with furnace maintenance is so vital. The perfect time to end a problem is before it begins. While we move into the winter months in Cedar Rapids, you don’t want to be abandoned in the cold due to a furnace breakdown. Your furnace will be operating hard this season to keep you warm. Regular furnace maintenance from the team at Ilten's Incorporated will fix any existing problems and diagnose and tackle any problems that could otherwise lead to furnace repair.

Routine furnace maintenance is as important as getting the oil changed in your car. You wouldn’t go many years without obtaining an oil change – the same applies to furnace maintenance. As with any mechanical system, there are a number of things that should be examined so they don’t go wrong, and the pros at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids will examine all those moving pieces to make sure they aren’t moving toward a failure. Our specialists will inspect every moving part of your system, counting your wiring, to confirm that everything is working as it should.

There is also a easy thing that you can do as a homeowner to keep your furnace running properly in every season: check your air filter. Routinely inspecting and keeping up with changing your air filter is a crucial to-do list item to keep your system working correctly, avoiding unexpected furnace repair. A dirty air filter restricts airflow and causes extra tension on your furnace to maintain operation with your thermostat. This will not only lower your furnace’s efficiency, it can also decrease the life of your system by creating additional wear and tear. Another thing to keep in mind is your indoor air quality. All of the air in your home clears through your air filter. If your filter is filthy, so is your air.

The longer a problem goes unattended, the more harm it can do. We want to help you stay practical and keep you from any unforeseen breakdowns, which come with unforeseen bills. If you haven’t yet arranged for furnace maintenance, give the experts at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids a call at 319-208-3295.