How to Keep Your Holdrege Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Holdrege winter. If you already called Durable Service for your annual tune-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 308-995-8177 to get one scheduled. There are lots of easy things you can do in between pro servicing to increase 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 stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Simply turn it on and gently lift 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 see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear 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 comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Durable Service at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!