How to Keep Your Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Columbia chill. If you already called Watts Electric & A/C Inc for your annual tune-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 601-736-7362 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters often and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s functioning properly. Just turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Watts Electric & A/C Inc at 601-736-7362. We’re happy to help!