How to Keep Your Carlsbad Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay cozy during the Carlsbad winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to have it running 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 schedule 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 slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace kick on. If you don’t hear anything, read our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.Check your filters regularly and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t emphasize 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 obstructions. This includes keeping the ventilation outside of your home clear.Consider 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 signals 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 experts, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services at [[phonenumber]] or make an appointment online.