How to Keep Your Thedford Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Thedford chill. If you already called Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual check-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 519-296-4437 to get one scheduled.

There are plenty of easy things you can do in between expert maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 regularly and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak 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 often to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning at 519-296-4437. We’re happy to help!