How to Keep Your Marshalltown Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Marshalltown colder months. If you already called B & G HVAC for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 641-752-3429 to get one set-up. There are many easy things you can do in between pro servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 often and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold top 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 functioning appropriately. Simply turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 B & G HVAC at 641-752-3429 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!