Too Soon? Think Again Now is the Time for Furnace Service in Cedar Rapids

September 02, 2015

Even though the autumnal equinox hasn’t brought about the official start of fall and the end of summer, now is the time to start considering furnace service. Sure, you won’t flip your thermostat to the ‘heat’ setting for a few weeks, and maybe months if you’re lucky, but why wait for your furnace to go out in the middle of a winter storm when it could have been stopped with basic furnace service?

The looming colder weather means that you’ll slowly begin counting on a system that has been sitting idle for months on end. While many homeowners in Cedar Rapids expect no problems, that’s not always feasible. It’s easy to get stuck in the thought that your furnace kept you warm without any problems last year, but that doesn’t automatically mean you’ll have the same luck this year. By now you’re probably questioning – “So why is furnace service necessary?”

Setting up annual furnace service can help you evade a variety of headaches that can come up, including:

  • A voided warranty due to incorrect maintenance
  • Larger furnace concerns that could be developing, potentially meaning furnace replacement
  • An unsafe situation if there are any issues with the gas or oil portions of your furnace
  • Diminished efficiency because your furnace is running harder than it has to

Of course, there are more than just these four concerns that can pop up, but the last thing you want to happen is to miss your annual furnace service and have it go out on you when the Cedar Rapids weather starts getting bad this winter.

The fact is that your furnace, and your air conditioner, should be serviced like a car. There are routine maintenance needs that keep things operating smoothly and at their best, which in turn can help prolong the life of the equipment. If you’d like to find out what the team at Ilten's Incorporated does for your furnace when you set up furnace service, give us a call at 319-208-3295.