How to Keep Your the Main Line Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the the Main Line chill. If you already called O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual tune-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 610-626-2540 to get one scheduled. There are many straightforward things you can do in between professional tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight 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 uphold maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s functioning properly. Simply turn it on and gradually increase 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-626-2540 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!