How to Keep Your McMurray Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the McMurray chill. If you already called Kowalski Heating & Cooling for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 724-745-7404 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to improve 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 simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you catch 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear 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 comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Kowalski Heating & Cooling at 724-745-7404 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!