How to Keep Your Gresham Home Comfortable This Winter


Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it operating well and keeping you and your family warm during the Gresham winter. If you already called Honke Heating & AC for your annual check-up, you’re absolutely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Give us a call at 503-663-8033 to get one scheduled.

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

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t emphasize this enough: check your filters often and clean or change them when recommended. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and maintain maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of obstructions. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s working correctly. Simply turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, check back to our blog post on furnace repair for additional thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you observe dust collecting around your cool air returns or masses of debris within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To learn more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, check out our blog on duct cleaning.

Keeping you and your family warm and comfy matters to us. For more ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Honke Heating & AC at 503-663-8033. We’re happy to help!

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