How to Keep Your Wharton Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Wharton colder months. If you already called Faust Air Conditioning and Heating for your annual service, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 979-532-2511 to get one set-up. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between professional tune-ups to increase 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 regularly and clean or change them when advised. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you catch 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 great deal of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn 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 cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-532-2511 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!