How to Keep Your Olathe Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Olathe colder months. If you already called Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 913-432-3342 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top 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 swap them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working appropriately. Simply turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you catch 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning at 913-432-3342 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!