How to Keep Your Scottsboro Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Scottsboro colder months. If you already called Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. for your annual service, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 256-574-1300 to get one set-up.

There are many easy things you can do in between professional tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and gradually raise 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300. We’re happy to help!