How to Keep Your Newton Home Comfortable This Winter

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Maintaining your furnace is imperative to keeping it functioning well and keeping you and your family cozy during the Newton winter. If you already called Brookwood Inc for your annual service, you’re absolutely on top of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Call us at 641-316-9803 to get one on the calendar.

There are lots of straightforward things you can do in between professional tune-ups 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 regularly and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a easy way to improve the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.
  • Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of barriers. This includes keeping any ventilation outside of your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat frequently to ensure it’s operating correctly. Merely turn it on and gradually increase 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 see dust gathering around your cool air returns or masses of dirt within your ducts, consider having your ducts efficiently cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to decide 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to arrange a tune-up with one of our experts, call Brookwood Inc at 641-316-9803. We’re happy to help!

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