How to Keep Your San Jose Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the San Jose chill. If you already called American HVAC Inc for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 408-215-1018 to get one set-up.

There are many simple things you can do in between pro tune-ups 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 stress 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 peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s functioning correctly. Simply turn it on and gently increase 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 more thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear 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 cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call American HVAC Inc at 408-215-1018. We’re happy to help!