Fall furnace maintenance – getting ready for cold weather

It’s certainly starting to feel like fall outside. With colder temperatures coming soon, now is a good time to check your furnace and perform some simple maintenance.

If you would like to have your heating system checked out by certified HVAC technicians please give us a call at 641-437-1086.

Here are a couple of maintenance tips to help you prepare for the cold weather ahead. They are simple but important.

1. Replace your furnace filter

1. Replace your furnace filter.

2. Replace battery in your thermostat.

2. Replace battery in your thermostat.

3. Test furnace in heat mode.

3. Test furnace in heat mode.

If you have any questions or concerns about your furnace operation please give us a call at 641-437-1086. We are happy to help.

Thank you,
David McGill and James McGill

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Using your Smartphone to remember to replace furnace filter

I don’t know about you but I always have trouble remembering to change my furnace filter when I need to. I just replaced mine today and this time I’m using the calendar feature on my smartphone to set an action item two months out to remember the next time it needs replaced.

Dirty vs. Clean Air Filter

Dirty vs. Clean Air Filter


Regular maintenance of your furnace filter is important; learn more here.

If you need assistance with replacing your furnace filter, please contact us and we’ll be happy to send a service technician to you.

Thank you,

David McGill and James McGill

Article written by Tim McGill,editor @ Tree Branch Publishing.


Rebates on AC cleaning and tune-up from Alliant Energy

An annual inspection, cleaning and tune up of your central air conditioner will help ensure you are ready for the summer heat.

For Alliant Energy customers you may be eligible for a rebate of 50% of the service fee (up to$50 maximum) on the cleaning and tune-up on your air conditioner.

To be eligible you

- must be Alliant customer,
- your home must be built before 2009,
- service must be completed by professional.

Have your contractor complete the rebate form and submit it along with copy of invoice to Alliant within 90 days of service.

Note – At this time this applies only to Alliant customers. We are not aware of any similar rebates for Charitan Valley Electric or Southern Iowa Electric customers.

See also article Schedule your AC Cleaning and Inspection Now.   Contact David or James today to schedule an appointment to service your AC unit.

McGill’s Repair and Construction, LLC is a licensed contractor for HVAC and Refrigeration. Licensed by Iowa Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Board as required by Iowa Code. Member of Refrigeration Service Engineer Society (RSES)