How to Keep Your Winchester Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Winchester winter. If you already called Thornberry Bros Inc for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 859-745-1564 to get one scheduled. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between pro servicing to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s operating correctly. Simply turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Thornberry Bros Inc at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!