How to Keep Your Mankato area Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay cozy during the Mankato area winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to make sure it’s operating at its best. If you’ve already arranged your annual tune-up with Northern Comfort Inc, you’re right on schedule. Don’t fret if you haven’t, there’s still time! Contact us at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional tune-ups, there are many things you can do to make sure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tips to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is operating u=in the right way, test your thermostat frequently. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If you don’t hear anything, consult our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or schedule an appointment with us.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 all ventilation outside of your home clear.Consider having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust building up around your cool air returns or notable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the signals it’s time to hire someone, refer to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s important to 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 technicians, call Northern Comfort Inc at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.