How to Keep Your Lake Forest Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Lake Forest winter. If you already called 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for your annual service, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 to get one on the calendar.

There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between expert tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak 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 advised. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and slowly lift 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 949-204-0859. We’re happy to help!

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