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How to Keep Your Portland Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

If you want to be comfortable during the Portland winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to make sure it’s operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your once a year tune-up with Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, there’s still time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to book your appointment.

Between professional tune-ups, there are quite a few things you can do to ensure your furnace running at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tips to keep your furnace in good shape:

  • To make sure your system is working u=in the right way, test your thermostat regularly. Turn it on and bit by bit increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace start. If you don’t hear anything, consult our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or contact us directly.
  • Check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t stress this enough. It’s a a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockage. This includes keeping all ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Look in to having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust building up around your cool air returns or noticeable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the signals 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 learn more about furnace maintenance or would like to schedule a service with one of our technicians, call Three Rivers Heating & Cooling at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.