How to Keep Your Kearney Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Kearney chill. If you already called Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 308-624-3485 to get one on the calendar.

There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro servicing to improve 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s functioning properly. Just turn it on and gradually 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to tell 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 professionals, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning at 308-624-3485. We’re happy to help!