How to Keep Your Keokuk Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Keokuk winter. If you already called WM J Kraus & Son for your annual check-up, you’re definitely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 319-524-3714 to get one set-up. There are lots of easy things you can do in between professional tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running 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 frequently and clean or replace them when advised. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This includes keeping any ventilation around your home clear. Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s operating properly. Merely turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for more thermostat tips, or give us a call. If you see dust gathering around your cool air returns or a great deal of dirt within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to determine if it’s time to hire someone, look at our blog on duct cleaning. Keeping you and your family warm and cozy matters to us. For more thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our professionals, call WM J Kraus & Son at 319-524-3714 or arrange an appointment online. We’re happy to help!