How to Keep Your Colorado Springs Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to keep warm during the Colorado Springs winter, your furnace will need some maintenance to have it operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your annual tune-up with Mitchell Heating, you’re right on schedule. Don’t panic if you haven’t, you’ve got time! Reach out to us at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional service appointments, there are quite a few things you can do to keep your furnace running at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tricks to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is running correctly, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace start. If you don’t hear anything, check out our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or schedule an appointment with us.Check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t recommend this enough. It’s a an easy way to boost the airflow through your furnace and keep peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of interference. This includes keeping all ventilation outside of your home clear.Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the signals it’s time to hire someone, go back to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s important to us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to hear more about furnace maintenance or would like to schedule a service with one of our professionals, call Mitchell Heating at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.