Preparing Your Furnace for the Off-season03/31/2015 The end of winter is officially within reach with the weather warming up in Erie you can feel spring just around the corner. Before you switch off your furnace and forget about it until the following year, you’ll want to get it prepped for its annual hibernation. There are a few things you can do now to prep your system so it’s ready to go next season. Flipping the Switch There was some time where it felt as though this day wouldn’t come, but the time has finally arrived for you to flip the switch on your thermostat from heating to cooling. Before you set it and forget it, check out 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 team at Patterson & Stirling Inc will happily help you. Service During the Off-Season Now is the ideal time to schedule your yearly furnace service in Erie. Any troubles can be addressed and solved before the time 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 most likely sound like a broken record, but changing your air filters is one of the painless and most crucial 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 like to be doing as the weather warms up, but having one less thing to worry about makes every season more pleasant. We know you don’t want to think about it getting cold again, but when it does, your furnace will be equipped for it. Our team at Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie is ready to help keep your home comfortable year-round. Give us a call at 814-833-5558 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.