How to Keep Your Excelsior Springs Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Excelsior Springs chill. If you already called Colvin's Inc for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 816-630-2702 to get one on the calendar. There are many simple things you can do in between expert 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 regularly and clean or change them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s functioning properly. Simply turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer 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 debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear 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 comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Colvin's Inc at 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!