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.
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!