How to Keep Your Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Columbia colder months. If you already called Watts Electric & A/C Inc for your annual check-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 601-736-7362 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak 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 change them when suggested. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to confirm that it’s operating appropriately. Simply turn it on and gradually 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear 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 comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Watts Electric & A/C Inc at 601-736-7362 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!