How to Keep Your Wisconsin Rapids Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating 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 tune-up, you’re certainly in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 715-421-5555 to get one set-up. There are plenty of simple things you can do in between pro tune-ups to advance 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 frequently and clean or change them when recommended. 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 barriers. This means keeping any ventilation out of your home clear. Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working correctly. Just turn it on and gradually 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 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, consider having your ducts expertly 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 professionals, call Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc at 715-421-5555 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!