The importance of furnace maintenance01/24/2017 We’re sure you have better things to spend your money on than unnecessary furnace repairs, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace maintenance. This is a chance for you to get ahead of problems before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in Cedar Rapids can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to a sudden furnace breakdown. The team at Ilten's Incorporated will keep your hard-working furnace running smoothly this season. Yearly furnace maintenance gives us time to identify existing problems that could lead to a furnace repair down the road. Consider the importance of your furnace maintenance as you do getting the oil changed in your car. Your furnace is a mechanical system with a lot of moving parts that need to be checked to ensure you’re not on the path towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids will inspect both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to keep your furnace that your furnace is functioning as it should this season and many seasons to come. Something you can do to keep your furnace performing efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention a lot – check your air filter. The complications a dirty air filter can generate are endless, and the solution is easy – change your air filter. It’s such an easy thing to do and it is imperative for the life and efficiency of your system. A dirty air filter can lead to a domino effect of issues within your system. A dirty filter restricts air flow which causes your furnace to work harder to keep up with your thermostat, which hinders your system’s efficiency and the extra wear and tear will shorten the life of your system. Your air filter is the front line for your home’s indoor air quality as all the air inside your home goes through it. A dirty filter means filthy air. The more time you wait to get a problem fixed, the more time it has to further damage your system. When it comes to your furnace it’s best to be proactive and address issues before they become a breakdown, along with an unplanned bill. Now is the ideal time to schedule your furnace maintenance with Ilten's Incorporated in Cedar Rapids, give us a call at 319-363-0283 or set up an appointment with us online.