How to Keep Your Stuart Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Stuart winter. If you already called Breathe Healthier Air for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 772-600-7151 to get one set-up.

There are many simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak 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 recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s operating properly. Merely turn it on and gradually increase 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 notice dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Breathe Healthier Air at 772-600-7151. We’re happy to help!