Your furnace gets a lot of use during the winter months. It’s made to keep your home feeling warm and toasty for long periods of time, but sometimes it can overwork and malfunction. At New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to help you minimize strain on your furnace and limit breakdowns. In this blog, we’re sharing five great ways you can do just that. Read it over—and if you do need heating help, you know who to call for furnace repair: our experts.

How to Reduce Stress on Your Furnace

1. Keep Areas Around Vents Clean

Your furnace distributes heat throughout your home via ductwork that reaches each room. If these vents become blocked by furniture, curtains, or other household objects, warm air coming from your furnace has nowhere to go. The result is a lack of airflow and inconsistent temperatures throughout your home. Your furnace will have to work even harder to push air past those blockages and consistently maintain your desired temperature.

Thankfully, preventing problems this way is easy. Simply take a quick walk through your house to make sure all vents are open and unblocked.

2. Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Your furnace’s air filter captures pollutants and contaminants that make their way into your home’s ductwork. If you don’t replace your system’s air filter every one to three months, that debris can build up on the filter, making it more difficult for your furnace to push warm air through. That added stress can wear down your system and cause problems.

3. Schedule Furnace Maintenance Annually

Even if your furnace seems to run normally, there could be issues beneath the surface that hinder its performance. That’s why New Berlin Heating recommends annual furnace maintenance. This simple service helps identify and fix small problems that could affect your furnace’s efficiency in the long term. Our team makes it easy for you to schedule with our furnace maintenance agreements.

4. Install a Programmable Thermostat

One of the simplest ways to minimize strain on your furnace is to set a temperature schedule. A programmable thermostat allows you to set daily programs so your furnace isn’t working on overdrive when you’re sleeping or not home. It’s also an easy way to boost energy efficiency.

5. Insulate or Replace Your Home’s Windows

Another great way to minimize furnace strain is by ensuring your home is sealed up tight. That means insulating your windows and even replacing them if they’re allowing too much chilly air inside.

Don’t Know Who to Call for Furnace Repair? Choose New Berlin Heating

Start implementing these tips today to minimize strain on your furnace. While they’ll help limit the need for furnace repair, New Berlin Heating can take your comfort one step further. Call us at 262-784-8889 or contact us online.