How to Keep Your West Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017


Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the West Columbia winter. If you already called Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 803-265-4208 to get one on the calendar.

There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between professional servicing to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s working properly. Merely turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you hear 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 masses of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-265-4208. We’re happy to help!