How to Keep Your Drexel Hill Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Drexel Hill colder months. If you already called O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 610-257-7035 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between professional maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s working properly. Merely turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, look at 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 arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035. We’re happy to help!