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 gives you the opportunity to get ahead of problems before they start. Anyone that has lived here awhile knows how winters in Chicago can get and you don’t want to be left without heat due to an unforeseen furnace breakdown. The team at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning will keep your hard-working furnace running smoothly this season. Annual furnace maintenance gives us an opportunity to identify existing problems that could be the cause of a furnace repair down the road. Think of your furnace maintenance as you do getting the oil changed in your car. Your furnace is a mechanical system containing a lot of moving parts that need to be checked to ensure you’re not headed towards a breakdown this winter. The experts at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago will review both your wiring and every moving part of your furnace to establish that your furnace is functioning as it should this season and many seasons to come. Something you can do to keep your furnace running efficiently throughout the year, and something we mention all the time – check your air filter. The problems a dirty air filter can cause are endless, and the solution is clear – 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 problems within your system. A dirty filter restricts air flow which forces 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 is passing through it. A dirty filter means dirty air. The longer you wait to fix a problem, 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 unexpected bill. Now is an excellent time to schedule your furnace maintenance with iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago, give us a call at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment with us online.