How to Keep Your Carpentersville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Carpentersville colder months. If you already called Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc for your annual check-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 224-699-9229 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between expert tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak 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 swap them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you hear 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 see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!