How to Keep Your Madera Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Madera winter. If you already called Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 559-675-1681 to get one on the calendar. There are many simple things you can do in between pro servicing to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Merely turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, think about 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. at 559-675-1681 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!