How to Keep Your Moline Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Moline chill. If you already called J.L. Brady Company LLC for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 309-517-7511 to get one scheduled. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak 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 swap them when recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s operating properly. Just turn it on and slowly lift 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 extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, check out 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC at 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!