How to Keep Your Sacramento Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Sacramento colder months. If you already called American HVAC Inc for your annual check-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 916-243-6714 to get one set-up.

There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert servicing to increase 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 frequently and clean or swap them when recommended. 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 obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s operating appropriately. Merely turn it on and gently increase 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly 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 cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call American HVAC Inc at 916-243-6714. We’re happy to help!