How to Keep Your Richardson Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Richardson chill. If you already called Hammack Service Company for your annual check-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 972-669-9192 to get one set-up. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between pro servicing to improve 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 stress this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working properly. Just turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back 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 a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Hammack Service Company at 972-669-9192 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!