How to Keep Your Moline Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Moline chill. If you already called Freed Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual check-up, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 309-762-3641 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between professional tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 swap them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Simply turn it on and gently 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out 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 cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!