How to Keep Your West Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to keep warm during the West Columbia winter, your furnace will demand some maintenance to make sure it’s running at its best. If you’ve already organized your yearly tune-up with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc., you’re right on schedule. Don’t panic if you haven’t, you’ve got time! Contact us at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional maintenance, there are many things you can do to ensure your furnace running at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tricks to keep your furnace on track:To make sure your system is running properly, 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 give us a call.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 accumulating around your cool air returns or notable debris in your ducts. To hear more about duct cleaning and the signals it’s time to hire someone, head to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s a priority for us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to know more about furnace maintenance or would like to book a service with one of our technicians, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.