How to Keep Your Lake Charles Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Lake Charles winter. If you already called ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc for your annual service, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 337-335-0992 to get one set-up. There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between pro maintenance to increase 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and uphold maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to confirm that it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn 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 plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc at 337-335-0992 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!