How to Keep Your East Hanover Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the East Hanover chill. If you already called Effective Service Group, LLC for your annual service, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 973-884-0065 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between expert servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 change them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working appropriately. Merely turn it on and slowly lift 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Effective Service Group, LLC at 973-884-0065 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!