How to Keep Your Cedar Rapids Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Cedar Rapids colder months. If you already called Ilten's Incorporated for your annual check-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 319-363-0283 to get one set-up. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between pro servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell 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 plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-363-0283 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!