How to Keep Your Pocatello Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Pocatello winter. If you already called Vogts Heating & Air for your annual check-up, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 208-621-0129 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of easy things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 change them when recommended. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra 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, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Vogts Heating & Air at 208-621-0129. We’re happy to help!