How to Keep Your Plainfield Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Plainfield winter. If you already called PWA Heating & Cooling Inc for your annual check-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 815-768-6656 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and slowly 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 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, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn 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 professionals, call PWA Heating & Cooling Inc at 815-768-6656 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!