How to Keep Your Greater Richmond Home Comfortable This Winter

 

Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Greater Richmond colder months. If you already called Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling for your annual service, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 804-302-6657 to get one scheduled.

There are plenty of straightforward things you can do in between professional servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 frequently and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working appropriately. Simply turn it on and gradually raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or a lot of debris within your ducts, think about having your ducts expertly cleaned. To learn 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 cozy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling at 804-302-6657. We’re happy to help!

 
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