How to Keep Your Opelika Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Opelika chill. If you already called Farnell Mechanical, Inc. for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 334-245-4748 to get one on the calendar.

There are lots of simple things you can do in between expert 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 stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s working appropriately. Simply turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear 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 schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-245-4748. We’re happy to help!