How to Keep Your Heflin Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Heflin winter. If you already called Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for your annual service, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 256-270-1196 to get one scheduled.

There are plenty of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating 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 often and clean or swap them when suggested. This is such a simple way to improve the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and slowly raise 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 additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfortable matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc at 256-270-1196. We’re happy to help!

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