Residence upkeep: Test your furnace

LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – In this wintry weather, your oven is working a little harder than usual these days. Because of this, homeowners can run into a problem or two.

David Umnus, the heating and air conditioning service manager in Cary, said the furnace maintenance business is very busy in winter. Umnus noted that there are many things people can do to avoid calling a technician.

Cary professionals said the first thing homeowners should do is change oven filters.

Also, be sure to move the snow away so none of the outer vents are blocked. Clogged vents can lead to the build-up of carbon monoxide.

Umnus said the warning signs homeowners should look out for are moisture on the floor near the stove or when the stove isn’t maintaining a constant temperature.

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