How to Keep Your Colfax Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Colfax chill. If you already called Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 509-397-3622 to get one set-up. There are lots of easy things you can do in between expert tune-ups 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 frequently and clean or change them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Simply turn it on and slowly 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out 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 comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!