How to Keep Your Franklin Lakes Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Franklin Lakes chill. If you already called Total Comfort for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 201-891-1333 to get one set-up. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain 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 frequently to confirm that it’s working appropriately. Simply turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn 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 cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Total Comfort at 201-891-1333 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!