How to Keep Your Crystal Lake Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Crystal Lake chill. If you already called Campbell's Tempracure for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 815-788-6283 to get one on the calendar. There are many easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to advance 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 regularly and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of debris 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, check out 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 Campbell's Tempracure at 815-788-6283 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!