How to Keep Your Gresham Home Comfortable This Winter

 

Maintaining your furnace is essential to keeping it running well and keeping you and your family warm during the Gresham chill. 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. Chat with us at 503-663-8033 to get one set-up.

There are many straightforward things you can do in between pro tune-ups to increase the efficiency of your furnace and keep it running in tip top shape. Try these furnace maintenance tips:

  • Yes, we’ve said it before, but we can’t stress this enough: check your filters often and clean or swap them when advised. This is such a easy way to increase the airflow through your furnace and uphold maximum efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockages. This comprises of keeping any ventilation out of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to confirm that it’s operating correctly. Simply turn it on and gently lift the temperature setting until you notice 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 accumulating around your cool air returns or masses of dust within your ducts, consider having your ducts professionally cleaned. To find out more about duct cleaning and how to decide if it’s time to hire someone, go to our blog on duct cleaning.

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

 
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