How to Keep Your Des Moines Home Comfortable This Winter Posted March 15, 2017 If you want to stay cozy during the Des Moines winter, your furnace will requite some maintenance to have it operating at its best. If you’ve already organized your once a year tune-up with Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, you’re right on schedule. Don’t worry if you haven’t, you’ve got time! Reach out to us at [[phonenumber]] to make your appointment. Between professional service appointments, there are plenty things you can do to ensure your furnace working at its peak performance. Try these maintenance ideas to keep your furnace in good shape:To make sure your system is operating properly, test your thermostat on a routine basis. Turn it on and bit by bit increase the temperature setting until you hear your furnace turn on. If you don’t hear anything, consult our blog post on furnace repair for thermostat troubleshooting or give us a call.Check your filters frequently and clean or change them when recommended. We can’t recommend this enough. It’s a a simple way to increase the airflow through your furnace and preserve peak efficiency.Keep all your vents and cool air returns clear of blockage. This includes keeping all ventilation outside of your home clear.Think about having your air ducts professionally cleaned if you see dust building up around your cool air returns or unmistakable debris in your ducts. To find out more about duct cleaning and the signs it’s time to hire someone, refer to our blog on duct cleaning. It’s important to us that you stay comfortable this winter. If you want to learn more about furnace maintenance or would like to set up a service with one of our technicians, call Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling at [[phonenumber]] or arrange an appointment online.