How to Keep Your Carlsbad Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Carlsbad winter. If you already called Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 575-887-7777 to get one set-up. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase 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 highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak 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 regularly to ensure it’s functioning properly. Just turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services at 575-887-7777 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!