How to Keep Your Hudsonville Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Hudsonville chill. If you already called West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at (616) 669-3961 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to improve 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 highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services at (616) 669-3961. We’re happy to help!