Most of us are used to winter temperatures but when they reach-10 to-30 F, as the forecasts are predicted for this week, then all bets are off. I remember back in the mid 80’s when we had -30 F and many furnaces could not heat the homes up to the desired temperatures. Our geographic area calls for winter design conditions for furnaces to be capable of heating a structure to 70 F when the outside temperature is 2 F above zero. So obviously if it is 20 to 40 degrees colder than what the furnace is sized for, you could have a problem maintaining your normal comfort setting.
The following tips should help:
- Turn off the humidifier during this time or you could have condensation problems on your windows, walls, and ceilings.
- Make sure the furnace filter is clean.
- If you have uneven temperatures within the home then turn the fan switch to “ON” for constant air circulation.
- Do not turn your thermostat down at night time or you may have a hard time heating up the home in the morning.