How to Keep Your Lafayette Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Lafayette colder months. If you already called AC Sales for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at (337) 234-2345 to get one scheduled.

There are many straightforward things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in peak 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 improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call AC Sales at (337) 234-2345. We’re happy to help!