How to Keep Your Des Moines Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to be comfortable during the Des Moines winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to have it working at its best. If you’ve already arranged your annual tune-up with Heartland Heating & Cooling, you’re right on schedule. Don’t fret if you haven’t, you’ve got time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional maintenance, there are quite a few things you can do to make sure your furnace operating at its peak performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is operating 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, check out our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or contact us directly.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 keep peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of interference. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you notice dust building up around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the signs it’s time to hire someone, head 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.