How to Keep Your Genoa Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Genoa colder months. If you already called Assured Appliance and Heating & Air for your annual check-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 847-293-0047 to get one set-up. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air at 847-293-0047 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!