How to Keep Your Hudsonville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Hudsonville colder months. If you already called West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services for your annual check-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 616-669-3961 to get one set-up. There are many simple things you can do in between pro maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak 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 swap them when recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you notice 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 gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services at 616-669-3961 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!