How to Keep Your Dresden Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Dresden winter. If you already called McFadden Heating & Cooling for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 1-866-781-0111 to get one on the calendar. There are many simple things you can do in between professional servicing to increase 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 stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Simply turn it on and gradually lift 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear 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 cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call McFadden Heating & Cooling at 1-866-781-0111 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!