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Five Ways to Improve and Maintain Your Furnace

Heating_iStock_000008099675_Large_800x533We spend a good amount of time on the inside of our homes, which is why it’s important that they are comfortably temperature controlled. With all the different factors that can affect your home’s temperature, it’s can be tough to keep yours at the right temperature.

As the heat source for your home, the furnace needs to be taken care of so that it functions as it should. In this post, we share a few handy tips on how to maintain your furnace so that it works efficiently. Here’s how you can stay warm all year round.

1. Changing the furnace’s air filter

The air filter collects dirt and other particles in the air that can damage your furnace. If it’s dirty, it simply won’t function as it should. This means your home won’t be as warm as it could be. The filter is a relatively easy thing to change out and it will save you a lot of money in repairs in the long run. While you mostly need to change this every three months, during winter you should look to replace it once a month. If you don’t want to get your hands dirty, get the professionals to do it.

2. Clearing your home’s vents

If you don’t periodically clear your vents, your furnace will not work efficiently. This means that it won’t heat the space the way it should. Take a walk through your home and check that they are free of all obstructions.

3. Upgrading the furnace thermostat

The furnace thermostat is the control center for your home heating system. If it’s not working properly, you could have a serious problem with your furnace – or an expensive repair bill. Consider upgrading the thermostat to a more efficient one that will keep your home at the perfect temperature throughout winter.

4. Layer up

When it gets extremely cold, it may not always be possible to bring the indoor temperature up as much as you would like. Put on some warm clothes to save energy, as well as money!

5. Getting a tune-up at the beginning of fall

At the beginning of fall, you should get your furnace tune-up done. This tune-up will ensure that your furnace is running at optimal efficiency and prevent potential problems with it later in the year. The professionals will check for things like leaks, broken parts, or electrical issues. You should have a tune-up done every year so that there are no surprises later on, especially in the winter months. The last thing you want is for your furnace to break down in the middle of a cold winter night.

Get a tune-up for your furnace in Joliet, IL

Don’t risk a cold night this winter. Our team of furnace specialists will make sure that your furnace in Joliet, IL is in pristine working order. If they find a problem, they’ll have it fixed in no time.

We’re here to help at Johansen & Anderson Inc. Call J&A today, sleep-tight tonight.

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