How to Keep Your Lexington Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Lexington winter. If you already called James Heating & A/C, Inc for your annual service, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 336-853-6070 to get one on the calendar. There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between professional tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 regularly and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Just turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you hear 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 observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call James Heating & A/C, Inc at 336-853-6070 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!