How to Keep Your Crystal Lake Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Crystal Lake winter. If you already called Jett's Heating & Air Inc. for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 815-459-4700 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between expert servicing to advance 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 often and clean or change them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see 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 tell 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 schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!