Maintaining your furnace
is vital to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Wisconsin Rapids chill. If you already called Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc for your annual tune-up
, you’re certainly ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 715-301-0256 to get one on the calendar.
There are many easy things you can do in between expert tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:
- Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain peak efficiency.
- Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation around 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, look back 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 great deal of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to tell 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 set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-301-0256. We’re happy to help!