How to Keep Your Bossier City Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Bossier City winter. If you already called Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 800-COOLING to get one scheduled. There are plenty of simple 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 emphasize 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 preserve 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 regularly to ensure it’s operating properly. Merely turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back 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 masses of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear 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 professionals, call Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!