How to Keep Your Wyandotte Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Wyandotte chill. If you already called Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 734-284-1224 to get one scheduled. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between pro servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 change them when advised. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!