How to Keep Your Springfield Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Springfield colder months. If you already called Bormida Mechanical Services Inc for your annual tune-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 217-210-2662 to get one set-up. There are many straightforward things you can do in between professional servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 recommended. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold 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 guarantee it’s working properly. Just turn it on and slowly raise 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc at 217-210-2662 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!