How to Keep Your Keokuk Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Keokuk chill. If you already called WM J Kraus & Son for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 319-229-2318 to get one scheduled.

There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it operating in tip top 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 replace them when advised. This is such a straightforward way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s functioning correctly. Simply turn it on and slowly lift 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 extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 pros, call WM J Kraus & Son at 319-229-2318. We’re happy to help!