How to Keep Your Zelienople Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Zelienople winter. If you already called Knoechel Heating Company for your annual tune-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 724-452-6280 to get one set-up. There are many easy things you can do in between expert tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s operating properly. Merely 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, contemplate 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 comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Knoechel Heating Company at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!