How to Keep Your Longview Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Longview chill. If you already called Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 903-758-0701 to get one scheduled. There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s operating appropriately. Merely turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To find out 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 comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. at 903-758-0701 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!