How to Keep Your Erie Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay cozy during the Erie winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to keep it operating at its best. If you’ve already arranged your annual tune-up with Patterson & Stirling Inc, you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, you’ve got time! Contact us at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional tune-ups, there are quite a few things you can do to make sure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your furnace on track:To make sure your system is working properly, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and gradually 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 frequently and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t emphasize this enough. It’s a an easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping the ventilation outside of your home clear.Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you observe dust accumulating around your cool air returns or noticeable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the signals it’s time to hire someone, refer to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s our goal to make sure 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 technicians, call Patterson & Stirling Inc at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.