How to Keep Your Minocqua Home Comfortable This Winter03/15/2017Maintaining your furnace is vital to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family warm during the Minocqua chill. If you already called Danco Heating & Cooling for your annual service, you’re certainly on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 715-356-7000 to get one set-up. There are many easy things you can do in between professional maintenance to increase 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. This is such a easy way to enhance the airflow through your furnace and preserve top efficiency. Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This means keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear. Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s working properly. Just turn it on and gradually lift the temperature setting until you catch 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 see dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts expertly cleaned. To hear 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 cozy matters to us. For more plans on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our professionals, call Danco Heating & Cooling at 715-356-7000 or plan an appointment online. We’re happy to help!