How to Keep Your Topeka Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Topeka chill. If you already called Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. for your annual service, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 785-357-6200 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in the best 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 change them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and slowly lift 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 extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust collecting around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. at 785-357-6200 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!