How to Keep Your Northwest Arkansas Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Northwest Arkansas colder months. If you already called AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 479-372-4304 to get one scheduled. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between expert maintenance to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain top 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 often to confirm that it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC at 479-372-4304 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!