How to Keep Your the Bay Area Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to keep warm during the the Bay Area winter, your furnace will demand some maintenance to keep it operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your once a year tune-up with Contra Costa Heating & AC, you’re right on schedule. Don’t panic if you haven’t, you still can! Give us a call at [[phonenumber]] to schedule your appointment. Between professional maintenance, there are plenty things you can do to ensure your furnace operating at its peak performance. Try these maintenance tips to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is running correctly, test your thermostat regularly. Turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If you don’t hear anything, read our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.Check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t emphasize this enough. It’s a an easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of interference. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.Look in to having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or noticeable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the indications it’s time to hire someone, head to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s a priority for us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to hear more about furnace maintenance or would like to set up a service with one of our experts, call Contra Costa Heating & AC at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.