Cold Weather Furnace Tips

When the outside temperatures fall into the low teens or sub-zero, your furnace will be cycling quite frequently. The more use any product is subjected to, the greater the chance of a breakdown. To minimize any comfort issues during this cold weather make sure to do the following:

  • Have your furnace inspected prior to the harsh winter weather. Many potential problems can be resolved with a preventative maintenance inspection. Your equipment will also run more efficiently when properly cleaned and serviced.
  • Check your furnace filters on a regular basis to make sure they are clean. Do not use filters that are too restrictive. They will prevent the furnace from heating your home properly. If you have a programmable thermostat you may want to keep it on “Hold” at nighttime. In subzero weather, the furnace will have to run for a long time to bring the house back to normal temperature.
  • On high efficient furnaces make sure the PVC pipes are not being covered by snow drifts because that would prevent the unit from running properly or not at all.

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If you need any help in maintaining or fixing your furnace, give us a call. We can repair furnaces in Crystal Lake, Elgin, McHenry, Woodstock, and more! Plus, we’re available 24 hours a day for any furnace emergency in this very cold weather!