How to Keep Your Ronkonkoma Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Ronkonkoma colder months. If you already called Cool Power LLC for your annual check-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 631-360-2665 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between pro tune-ups 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 highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Cool Power LLC at 631-360-2665 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!