How to Keep Your Alice Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Alice chill. If you already called Rescue Heating & Air for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 361-265-4371 to get one scheduled.

There are many simple things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best 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 enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn 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 cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Rescue Heating & Air at 361-265-4371. We’re happy to help!