How to Keep Your West Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay cozy during the West Columbia winter, your furnace will demand some maintenance to make sure it’s operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your annual tune-up with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, there’s still time! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional maintenance, there are many things you can do to ensure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tips to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is running correctly, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and bit by bit increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If you don’t hear anything, read our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or contact us directly.Check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t stress this enough. It’s a an efficient way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping all ventilation outside of your home clear.Look in to having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you see dust building up around your cool air returns or noticeable debris in your ducts. To hear more about duct cleaning and the signals it’s time to hire someone, refer to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s a priority for us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to learn more about furnace maintenance or would like to schedule a service with one of our experts, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.