How to Keep Your Augusta Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Augusta winter. If you already called Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 706-722-5304 to get one set-up. There are lots of simple things you can do in between pro servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!