How to Keep Your Raceland Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Raceland chill. If you already called Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service for your annual check-up, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 985-537-6795 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between professional servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Merely turn it on and gradually raise 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!