How to Keep Your Newark 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 Newark winter. If you already called Luikart Heating & Cooling for your annual service, you’re definitely ahead of things. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Chat with us at 740-200-5591 to get one scheduled.

There are plenty of simple things you can do in between professional maintenance 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 emphasize this enough: check your filters regularly and clean or change them when suggested. This is such a straightforward way to enhance 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 around your home clear.
  • Test your thermostat regularly to ensure it’s working appropriately. Just turn it on and gently raise the temperature setting until you catch your furnace turn on. If it doesn’t turn on, look back to our blog post on furnace repair for extra thermostat tips, or give us a call.
  • If you notice dust accumulating around your cool air returns or a great deal of dust within your ducts, think about having your ducts professionally cleaned. To hear more about duct cleaning and how to determine 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 ideas on DIY furnace maintenance or to schedule a tune-up with one of our experts, call Luikart Heating & Cooling at 740-200-5591. We’re happy to help!