How to Keep Your Elk River Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

If you want to keep warm during the Elk River winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to have it running at its best. If you’ve already organized your once a year tune-up with Home Comfort Heating & Air, you’re right on schedule. Don’t panic if you haven’t, there’s still time! Reach out to us at [[phonenumber]] to book your appointment.

Between professional maintenance, there are quite a few things you can do to make sure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tips to keep your furnace on track:

  • To make sure your system is operating properly, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace kick on. If you don’t hear anything, consult our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.
  • Check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t stress this enough. It’s a an efficient way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockage. This includes keeping the ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust building up around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the signs it’s time to hire someone, refer to our blog on duct cleaning.

It’s our goal to make sure that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to learn more about furnace maintenance or would like to book a service with one of our professionals, call Home Comfort Heating & Air at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.