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How to Keep Your Beckley and Mount Hope Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Beckley and Mount Hope winter. If you already called Appalachian Heating for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 304-707-0600 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of easy things you can do in between expert servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in the best 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 change them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, think about 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 cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Appalachian Heating at 304-707-0600. We’re happy to help!