Preparing Your Furnace for the Off-season03/31/2015 The end of winter is officially within reach with the weather warming up in Charlottesville you can feel spring just around the corner. Before you switch off your furnace and disregard it until next year, you’ll want to get it ready for its annual hibernation. There are a few things you can do now to prime your system so it’s ready to go next season. Flipping the Switch There was awhile where it felt like this day wouldn’t come, but the day has finally arrived for you to flip the switch on your thermostat from heating to cooling. Before you set it and forget it, review your warranty. A number of warranties require yearly service and maintenance in order to maintain the warranty. If you have any questions about your warranty, the pros at Beck Cohen will certainly help you. Service During the Off-Season Now is the best time to schedule your regular furnace service in Charlottesville. Any problems can be addressed and solved before the day comes to turn your system back on once again for the season. You’ll be able to flip your switch to “heating” this fall and rest easy knowing that things will be functioning as they should. Change Your Filters We most likely sound like a broken record, but changing your air filters is one of the painless and most important things you can do for your HVAC system as a homeowner. A clean filter keeps your system functioning at peak efficiency, boosts your indoor air quality and works to extend the life of your HVAC system. We know there are other things you would rather be doing as the weather starts warming up, but having one less thing to think about makes every season more pleasant. We know you don’t want to imagine it getting cold again, but when it does, your furnace will be ready for it. Our team at Beck Cohen in Charlottesville is ready to help keep your home comfortable every season. Give the team a call at 434-296-0129 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.