How to Keep Your Mechanicsville Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Mechanicsville colder months. If you already called M & S Heating & Air LLC for your annual service, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 301-363-4699 to get one set-up.

There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between pro tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee it’s functioning correctly. Just turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call M & S Heating & Air LLC at 301-363-4699. We’re happy to help!

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