How to Keep Your Auburn Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Auburn colder months. If you already called Forster Heating for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 frequently and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s working properly. Merely turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Forster Heating at 530-885-8081 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!