How to Keep Your Wausau Home Comfortable This Winter

March 15, 2017


Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family comfortable during the Wausau chill. If you already called Gilray Heating and Cooling for your annual service, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 715-301-0727 to get one scheduled.

There are many straightforward things you can do in between professional maintenance to improve the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in the best shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t highlight this enough: check your filters frequently and clean or replace them when recommended. This is such a straightforward way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain top efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This comprises of keeping any ventilation around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat often to guarantee it’s working properly. Simply turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you notice your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back 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 masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to set-up a tune-up with one of our pros, call Gilray Heating and Cooling at 715-301-0727. We’re happy to help!