How to Keep Your Charlottesville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Charlottesville winter. If you already called Beck Cohen for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 434-296-0129 to get one set-up. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s functioning correctly. Simply turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you notice 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 gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Beck Cohen at 434-296-0129 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!