How to Keep Your West Columbia Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the West Columbia winter. If you already called Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. for your annual service, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 803-796-9172 to get one set-up. There are many easy things you can do in between pro maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look 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 great deal of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-796-9172 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!