How to Keep Your Grimes Home Comfortable This Winter

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Grimes colder months. If you already called Heartland Heating & Cooling for your annual check-up, you’re definitely in control of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 515-344-3579 to get one scheduled.

There are many easy things you can do in between expert servicing to advance the efficiency of your furnace and keep it functioning in peak shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when advised. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and uphold peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Simply 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 dust 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 arrange a tune-up with one of our pros, call Heartland Heating & Cooling at 515-344-3579. We’re happy to help!

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