How to Keep Your Colorado Springs Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Colorado Springs chill. If you already called Mitchell Heating for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 719-596-6677 to get one on the calendar. There are many straightforward things you can do in between expert tune-ups 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 highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace 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 obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working properly. Simply 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 gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Mitchell Heating at 719-596-6677 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!