How to Keep Your Auburn 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 Auburn winter. If you already called Forster Heating for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 530-885-8081 to get one on the calendar.

There are many easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak 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 often to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and gradually raise 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 extra 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 hear 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 comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Forster Heating at 530-885-8081. We’re happy to help!

 
  Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Auburn winter. If you already called Forster Heating for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 530-885-8081 to get one on the calendar. There are many easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak 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 often to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and gradually raise 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 extra 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 hear 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 comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Forster Heating at 530-885-8081. We’re happy to help!  ">