How to Keep Your Asheville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Asheville winter. If you already called 1st Choice Service Group Inc for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 828-551-2913 to get one on the calendar. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between expert tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s working appropriately. Merely turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, look at 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 pros, call 1st Choice Service Group Inc at 828-551-2913 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!