How to Keep Your Baltimore Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Baltimore colder months. If you already called Quality Refrigeration for your annual service, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 410-355-6010 to get one scheduled. There are many straightforward things you can do in between professional servicing to improve 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat often to ensure it’s functioning properly. Merely turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Quality Refrigeration at 410-355-6010 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!