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How To Optimize Your Furnace Performance This Winter In Iowa

Lenz Heating and Cooling is a family and veteran-owned and operated heating and cooling company in Iowa. The team is dedicated to providing the highest quality and best results to their customers throughout Central Iowa. Al Lenz, founder and owner of Lenz Heating & Cooling, has provided residential air conditioner and furnace services in the Des Moines community and surrounding areas in the state of Iowa since 2009. Each one of our professionally trained technicians goes above and beyond to maintain the comfort and safety of your home. Winter is coming and we want to help you make sure that your furnace is fully optimized for the upcoming season in Iowa. Keep reading to find out how to optimize your furnace performance this winter in Iowa.

Change Your Air Filter 

This is an easy fix that will go a long way. 

Inspecting and changing your air filter every month will be crucial because most homeowners don’t normally open the windows and doors in the winter.

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Clear Air Intakes, Vents, & Registers

Make sure that your air intakes and vents aren’t blocked.

On top of that, you’ll want to open your registers and guarantee that they aren’t blocked by furniture, boxes, or other items. 

Install a Smart Thermostat 

If you want superior control over your HVAC systems, you might want to get a smart thermostat.

They make it very easy to make adjustments with your phone, but stray from making constant adjustments because the more you do so, the more fuel your furnace will consume when initiating new heating cycles. 

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Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up

You don’t want your furnace to act up in the middle of the winter, call us now to stay warm all winter long! 

Seal The Air Leaks In Your Home

Be sure to use the appropriate caulk, weatherstripping, and sealants required to seal air leaks to keep the warm air inside your home. 

Insulate Attics and Crawl Spaces

Avoid heat loss by checking your attics and crawl spaces to get them adequately insulated. 

Install a Humidifier

To be comfortable in your home this winter, managing humidity levels is important. A humidifier will help to have fewer furnace cycles and greater comfort. 

Add Window Treatments

If you haven’t replaced your light summer curtains yet, this is a must do. Consider replacing them with a heavier option more suitable for winter. 

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