How to Keep Your South Central PA Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the South Central PA colder months. If you already called Strine's Heating & A/C Inc for your annual service, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 717-755-4127 to get one set-up. There are many simple things you can do in between expert servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 swap them when advised. This is such a straightforward 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 regularly to guarantee it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and gently 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 see dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to tell 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Strine's Heating & A/C Inc at 717-755-4127 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!