How to Keep Your Wisconsin Rapids Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Wisconsin Rapids colder months. If you already called Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc for your annual service, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 715-301-0256 to get one scheduled.

There are many easy things you can do in between pro servicing to advance 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 recommended. This is such a straightforward way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s operating properly. Simply turn it on and slowly lift the temperature setting until you hear 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 notice dust gathering around your cool air returns or a lot of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our experts, call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-301-0256. We’re happy to help!

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