Extremely Cold Weather and Your Furnace
Winter has been unpredictable the last few years. Some years are mild, some years are snowy, and other years we’re breaking cold records every other week. Through it all, your furnace works hard to keep your home warm and comfortable. To help your furnace during periods of extremely cold weather, check and change the furnace filter, ensure you’ve scheduled regular maintenance, and lower the temperature by a degree or two.
Change Furnace Filter
When it’s extremely cold, you want the furnace to be running at peak efficiency. To help, make sure the furnace filter is clear of debris and that you are cleaning or changing the filter as required. It also helps to ensure that vents and registers are free of obstructions like furniture, rugs and curtains.
Schedule Yearly Maintenance
Having your heating system cleaned and inspected every year helps keep it running smoothly. It also gives the technician the opportunity to identify (and correct) any small issues before turning into a problem that could cause a system breakdown or expensive repair.
Lower the Temperature
Furnaces are sized taking into account total livable square footage and average winter temperature of the area. Most times, this is the perfect formula; but when the temperature suddenly drops and we experience extremely cold weather, your furnace might have difficulty keeping up. Instead of turning up the heat, leave the temperature in your home a steady temperature. This will still ensure the furnace runs steadily and keeps the house comfortable.
If you’re worried about your heating system or haven’t scheduled your yearly maintenance appointment yet, contact HAMCO Heating & Cooling Ltd.
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