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How to Keep Your Anchorage Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Anchorage colder months. If you already called Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 907-202-9798 to get one on the calendar.

There are many easy things you can do in between expert servicing 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 stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak 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 operating properly. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a lot of dust 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, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services at 907-202-9798. We’re happy to help!