Maintaining your furnace
is essential to keeping it operating 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. Give us a call at 201-268-5663 to get one on the calendar.
There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 replace them when suggested. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency.
- Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
- Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
- If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Total Comfort at 201-268-5663. We’re happy to help!