How to Keep Your Midlothian Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Midlothian colder months. If you already called Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 804-379-1155 to get one set-up. There are many simple things you can do in between expert maintenance to advance 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 stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s working properly. Just turn it on and gradually increase the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear 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 comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. at 804-379-1155 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!