How to Keep Your Utica Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Utica chill. If you already called Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. for your annual service, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 586-731-0950 to get one on the calendar. There are many simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!