How to Keep Your Rapid City Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Rapid City chill. If you already called Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc for your annual check-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 605-342-5107 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc at 605-342-5107 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!