How to Keep Your Greenville Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Greenville colder months. If you already called Ken Parker Service Inc for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 903-883-2829 to get one on the calendar. There are many easy 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to confirm that it’s functioning appropriately. Just turn it on and slowly raise the temperature setting until you notice 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 see dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 pros, call Ken Parker Service Inc at 903-883-2829 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!