How to Keep Your Odessa Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Odessa colder months. If you already called Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual service, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 432-333-2208 to get one set-up. There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s operating correctly. Simply turn it on and gently raise 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning at 432-333-2208 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!