How to Keep Your Rapid City Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

If you want to keep warm during the Rapid City winter, your furnace will demand some maintenance to keep it operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your once a year tune-up with Precision Mechanical, you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, there’s still time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment.

Between professional service appointments, there are plenty things you can do to make sure your furnace operating at its peak performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your furnace in good shape:

  • To make sure your system is working properly, test your thermostat frequently. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace kick on. If you don’t hear anything, read our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or schedule an appointment with us.
  • 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 keep peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of interference. This includes keeping the ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you see dust building up around your cool air returns or notable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the signs it’s time to hire someone, go back 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 schedule a service with one of our experts, call Precision Mechanical at [[phonenumber]] or make an appointment online.