How to Keep Your Elmhurst Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Elmhurst colder months. If you already called Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 630-833-1100 to get one on the calendar. There are many simple things you can do in between pro servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and gradually raise 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!