How to Keep Your the Upper Rio Grande Valley Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the the Upper Rio Grande Valley winter. If you already called Cytech Heating & Cooling for your annual tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 956-630-3522 to get one scheduled. There are many straightforward things you can do in between expert tune-ups 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 highlight this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or replace them when suggested. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s working appropriately. 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or a lot of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally 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 comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Cytech Heating & Cooling at 956-630-3522 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!