You pop open your eyes, stretch, and swing out of bed ready to face the day, and feel your feet land on an icy cold floor. Yikes!

Well, sure, you can expect your home to be a little cooler than you’d like if you’ve had your thermostat dialed down to a low setting to save on energy overnight, but your house shouldn’t be freezing when you wake up in the morning. If your floor makes you feel like you’re going to get frostbite or if you can see your breath in your home own home, it’s time to evaluate your furnace service in San Antonio, TX.

We get cold temperatures and you’re going to want to keep your home warm during these conditions. You can do so with these simple and helpful furnace tips that we’ve collected below. If you feel like these tips aren’t enough and you need a little extra help, you can come to our professional heating technicians for heating repair and heating maintenance too.

Keep These Tips in Mind this Winter

Make sure you keep this short list at the forefront of your mind when you’re running your home’s heater this winter.

Change Your Furnace Filter

It’s probably time for you to switch out the furnace filter if you haven’t already done so this season. Your furnace filter is what’s responsible for keeping your home’s furnace clean and operating on high. A dirty or clogged filter is going to drastically limit the airflow in your home causing heat and pressure to build up in your furnace system. It’s important to keep your filter clean if you want great comfort and sound home safety. Take an extra moment to swap out your filter and help your home this season.

Check Your Wiring

Some homeowners have a battery-powered thermostat, but most of the models on the market today suggest that you hardwire your home’s thermostat into the wall. If you’re someone who’s noticing that your furnace isn’t exactly providing you with the care you need (i.e. not switching on your heater when it’s cold in your home or allowing your heater to run for obscenely long amounts of time) then the problem could be with the wiring in your home.

Assess Your Pilot Light

It’s probably not every day that you’re taking a peek into your furnace system to see if your pilot light is doing okay. If your furnace is acting up, it’s worth it to take a look inside though! Your pilot light should always emit a blue flame. If your pilot light is giving off a yellow, orange, or red flame, then it means that it’s not hot enough. Playing with fire in any regard is always dangerous. If you notice this problem, it’s always best to call in a professional heating technician from our team for their expertise.

Don’t get yourself down over any furnace problem you’re having. Follow these tips and rely on our heating technicians when you need us.

Contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today to schedule an appointment for your furnace services. Serving San Antonio for over 25 years.

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