How to Keep Your Scottsboro Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital 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 tune-up, you’re definitely ahead 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 simple things you can do in between expert 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 frequently and clean or swap 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 blockages. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure 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, look back 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, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. at 256-574-1300 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!