How to Keep Your Mechanicsburg Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Mechanicsburg chill. If you already called H & H Service Company for your annual check-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 717-220-4502 to get one on the calendar.

There are many easy things you can do in between professional servicing to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and slowly lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call H & H Service Company at 717-220-4502. We’re happy to help!