Our last blog post focused on the importance of having your furnace maintained by a certified technician on an annual basis, preferably every fall. However, were you aware that there are a few items that you can do on your own to help maintain your furnace? It’s true. We’ve compiled a list of the easy at-home furnace maintenance tips you can do around your home to make sure that this heating season, your furnace will be running as efficiently as possible.
At-Home Furnace Maintenance Tip #1: Replace your Filter – One of the most important things that you can do as a home owner is to replace your furnace filter on a monthly basis. We highly recommend stocking up on 12 furnace filters at a time so you only have to buy them on an annual basis. Nortek Environmental, Inc. recommends purchasing blue fiberglass filters for your furnace opposed to the thick, white pleated furnace filters, as the fiberglass filters allow your furnace to breathe easier. If you ever have any difficulties locating your proper furnace size at a local hardware store, please feel free to contact Nortek Environmental, Inc. at (630) 548-1500 and we will happily assist you.
At-Home Furnace Maintenance Tip #2: Make Sure Your Thermostat Works – One of the most common causes to why your furnace doesn’t heat your home to the proper temperature is actually due to a faulty thermostat. Make sure that the temperature of your home meets the temperature level that you set your thermostat to.
At-Home Furnace Maintenance Tip #3: Clean Your Vents – It’s a good idea to inspect your home’s vents on a regular basis to make sure they aren’t clogged with dust and debris. When your vents and your duct work are filled with too much dust and debris, it restricts the air flow of your furnace.
At-Home Furnace Maintenance Tip #4: Get Your Furnace Maintained! – It’s still one of the most important furnace maintenance tips out there. If you haven’t yet, please be sure to schedule your 22-Point Certified Furnace Cleaning, Tune-Up and Inspection by calling Nortek Environmental, Inc. at (630) 548-1500.