How to Keep Your Selbyville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Selbyville colder months. If you already called Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing for your annual service, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 302-436-2922 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top 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 swap them when recommended. 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 obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently 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 comfortable matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing at 302-436-2922 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!