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How to Keep Your Heating System Working in Cold Weather

It took a while this year, but our coldest days of winter in Door County have finally arrived. That means we will be relying on our heating systems to keep our homes warm and comfortable. Unfortunately, many people will experience some performance problems with their furnace when temperatures continue to drop. In order to avoid any issues or a full furnace breakdown, here are some ways that can help you keep your system working well in the cold weather.

1: Keep your filters cleaned and changed.
Your furnace needs all the help it can get to keep it functioning at peak efficiency. Clean air filters can help with this, keeping the system from working harder than necessary. In addition, they will also help keep the air you breathe cleaner. Air filters help capture dirt, dust, debris, and other particles that make their way into your home.

2: Use a programmable thermostat.
A programmable thermostat allows you to set your home’s temperature to what is comfortable, even if you’re away from home. For example, if you know you will be gone for most of the day at work, don’t heat your home like you would when you’re there. Instead, program the thermostat to turn down a couple degrees, then program it to turn back on before you get home so it’s at your desired temperature. Programmable thermostats save homeowners hundreds of dollars each year in energy and can help keep your furnace from working overtime when it’s not necessary.

3: Keep vents clear.
Sure, your new couch or recliner might look great on that one wall in your living room, but if it’s covering up a vent, it could cause an issue. It will not only cause the room to be unevenly heated, but it also puts pressure on your furnace to heat an area that is closed off. Be sure your vents are clear from furniture, drapes, rugs, or other household items that could prevent airflow.

Your home is your sanctuary, a place to relax and unwind. Keeping it at a comfortable temperature during the winter months is key. Instead of stressing about the upcoming forecast of possible colder temperatures and snow, call our experienced team at Wulf Brothers for a preventative maintenance appointment. We will ensure your system is working at its best and can address any issues that may need attention. Wulf Brothers, at your door when you need us.

Sturgeon Bay / Sister Bay / Luxemburg:  920-493-3370   •   24 Hour Emergency Service: 800-854-5587

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