How to Keep Your Cedar Rapids Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017

 

Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Cedar Rapids colder months. If you already called Ilten's Incorporated for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 319-208-3295 to get one set-up.

There are plenty of simple things you can do in between expert tune-ups to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or swap them when recommended. This is such a simple way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to guarantee it’s operating appropriately. Just turn it on and slowly increase the temperature setting until you notice 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 notice dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, contemplate having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn 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 thoughts on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-208-3295. We’re happy to help!