Maintaining your furnace
is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Libertyville colder months. If you already called TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical for your annual check-up
, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 847-362-0262 to get one scheduled.
There are lots of simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak 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 change 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 comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
- Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you catch 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 notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical at 847-362-0262. We’re happy to help!