How to Keep Your Aurora Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Aurora winter. If you already called Service Plus Mechanical for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 630-473-4749 to get one on the calendar. There are many easy things you can do in between pro servicing 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 often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s functioning correctly. Merely turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you notice 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Service Plus Mechanical at 630-473-4749 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!