Preparing Your Furnace for the Off-season03/31/2015 The end of winter is officially within reach with the weather warming up in Longview you can feel spring just around the corner. Before you shut off your furnace and disregard it until next year, you’ll want to get it primed for its annual hibernation. There are a number of things you can do now to prime your system so it’s ready to go next season. Flipping the Switch There was some time 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, look through your warranty. A number of warranties require annual service and maintenance in order to uphold the warranty. If you have any questions about your warranty, the pros at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. will gladly help you. Service During the Off-Season Now is the best time to schedule your yearly furnace service in Longview. Any troubles can be addressed and fixed before the day comes to turn your system back on 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 probably sound like a broken record, but changing your air filters is one of the most simple and most important things you can do for your HVAC system as a homeowner. A clean filter keeps your system running at peak efficiency, enhances your indoor air quality and assists in extending the life of your HVAC system. We know there are other things you are thinking of doing as the weather begins to warm up, but having one less thing to worry about makes every season more enjoyable. We know you don’t want to contemplate it getting cold again, but when it does, your furnace will be equipped for it. Our team at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. in Longview is ready to help keep your home comfortable every season. Give the experts a call at 903-758-0701 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us using our online scheduler.