How to Keep Your Dallas Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Dallas winter. If you already called Tri County Air Care LLC for your annual service, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 469-617-3437 to get one set-up. There are lots of simple things you can do in between professional tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak 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 frequently to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out 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 schedule a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Tri County Air Care LLC at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!