I love cold weather. I mean really cold. And while it’s cold this week. It looks like we’re kicking off the New Year with sub-zero temps. You don’t want the furnace going out in this kind of weather. Here are a few easy tips to be sure your furnace is ready for what Mother Nature has in store.
- Look at your furnace filter. If it looks the least bit dirty change it today. A dirty filter is responsible for so many furnace problems. Don’t risk it with sub-zero temps coming.
- Some furnaces have door safety switches that can create a heating call-in. If you have to take the door off to get to the filter then make sure the door switch is pushed in when you put the door back on.
- Make sure the thermostat is on. This sounds simple, but it happens a lot. The switch gets turned off and homeowners forget. Then they call for help and the answer was that easy.
- If you have a PVC vented furnace most times they come out the back or side of the home…these have to remain clear from leaves and snow. With all this snow coming, the outside PVC pipe or pipes could get covered up. Keep those pipes clear. Best to head outside this afternoon to be sure you’re set.
- Finally—a shameless plug. If you find yourself in need of help. Call us. We’re available 24-7 if you find yourself out in the cold.