How to Keep Your Ballwin and St. Charles Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Ballwin and St. Charles colder months. If you already called Air Alliance Team for your annual check-up, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 636-206-4250 to get one set-up.

There are many easy things you can do in between expert servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to guarantee it’s functioning correctly. Just turn it on and gently lift 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Air Alliance Team at 636-206-4250. We’re happy to help!