How to Keep Your Homer Glen Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Homer Glen colder months. If you already called Pinnacle HVAC LLC for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 708-301-0170 to get one set-up. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, go to 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 Pinnacle HVAC LLC at 708-301-0170 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!