How to Keep Your Cedar Rapids Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to keep warm during the Cedar Rapids winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to keep it working at its best. If you’ve already arranged your yearly tune-up with Ilten's Incorporated, you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, there’s still time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional tune-ups, there are many things you can do to keep your furnace operating at its peak performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your furnace on track:To make sure your system is running u=in the right way, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and slowly 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 contact us directly.Check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t stress this enough. It’s a an efficient way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockage. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or notable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the indications it’s time to hire someone, go back to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s our goal to make sure that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to know more about furnace maintenance or would like to set up a service with one of our professionals, call Ilten's Incorporated at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.