How to Keep Your Plainfield Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Plainfield chill. If you already called PWA Heating & Cooling Inc for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 815-410-1231 to get one on the calendar.

There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve top 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 ensure it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and slowly increase 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-410-1231. We’re happy to help!

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