How to Keep Your Carlsbad Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to keep warm during the Carlsbad winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to have it operating at its best. If you’ve already arranged your once a year tune-up with Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services, you’re right on schedule. Don’t fret if you haven’t, you still can! Contact us at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional service appointments, there are many things you can do to ensure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tricks to keep your furnace healthy:To make sure your system is running u=in the right way, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace kick on. If you don’t hear anything, check out our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.Check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t recommend this enough. It’s a an easy way to boost the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockage. This includes keeping the ventilation outside of your home clear.Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you see dust building up around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To learn more about duct cleaning and the signs it’s time to hire someone, go back to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s important to us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to hear more about furnace maintenance or would like to set up a service with one of our technicians, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services at [[phonenumber]] or make an appointment online.