How to Keep Your Beaverton Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Beaverton colder months. If you already called Garoken Energy Co. 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 503-848-3838 to get one scheduled. There are many straightforward things you can do in between expert servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best 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 change them when suggested. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and gently increase the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, refer to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, consider 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 comfortable matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment online. We’re happy to help!