How to Keep Your Hattiesburg Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Hattiesburg winter. If you already called Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning for your annual tune-up, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 601-268-3486 to get one on the calendar. There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips: Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold top 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 frequently to ensure it’s operating appropriately. Merely 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 extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear 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 schedule a tune-up with one of our pros, call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!