How to Keep Your Lake Forest Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to be comfortable during the Lake Forest winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to keep it running at its best. If you’ve already organized your yearly tune-up with 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., you’re right on schedule. Don’t fret if you haven’t, there’s still time! Reach out to us at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional service appointments, there are quite a few things you can do to keep your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tricks to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is running correctly, test your thermostat regularly. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace start. If you don’t hear anything, read our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.Check your filters regularly and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t stress this enough. It’s a an easy way to boost the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of interference. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the indications it’s time to hire someone, head to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s a priority for us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to hear more about furnace maintenance or would like to book a service with one of our technicians, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.