How to Keep Your Bountiful Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Bountiful winter. If you already called Craig's Heating & Cooling for your annual service, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 801-295-3357 to get one set-up. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in the best 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 swap them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak 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 correctly. Simply turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Craig's Heating & Cooling at 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!