How to Keep Your Rapid City Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to be comfortable during the Rapid City winter, your furnace will need some maintenance to have it running at its best. If you’ve already arranged your annual tune-up with Street Heating and Cooling, you’re right on schedule. Don’t fret if you haven’t, you still can! Contact us at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional tune-ups, there are plenty things you can do to ensure your furnace operating at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tricks 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 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 efficient way to boost the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping all ventilation outside of your home clear.Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you observe dust building up around your cool air returns or noticeable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the indications it’s time to hire someone, head to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s our goal to make sure that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to learn more about furnace maintenance or would like to book a service with one of our experts, call Street Heating and Cooling at [[phonenumber]] or make an appointment online.