Cold weather is standard for the Chicago area. While we have been lucky this winter, so far, we are about to see the coldest temperatures of the season soon. While your furnace may be working fine and dandy, there are some issues that can pop up when temperatures dip low.
Top Three Tips to Keep Warm
1. Change the Filter
Keep the air filter clear of debris is one of the most important things you can do to keep your furnace functioning properly. Making sure it is clean during extreme temperatures is even more important, a clean filter can prevent your furnace from working harder than it needs to in order to keep your home warm when the thermometer drops.
2. Don’t Dial Down the Thermostat
Normally, setting the thermostat on a lower temperature if you are not home, or even overnight, is recommended to conserve energy and keep your monthly bills low. However, during excessively cold times it is not recommended. A lower temperature means your furnace will need to work harder to bring up the temperature when you are home or want a warmer indoors. It is recommended to keep the thermostat at a consistent temperature during the cold snap.
3. Throw on a Sweater
During extreme cold, furnaces may not be able to bring the inside temperature all the way up to the desired level. While it may seem that cranking up the thermostat to a higher setting will help warm your home better and faster, it will not. Throw on a sweater and have a few extra blankets around the house to cover up with and stay warm without causing your furnace to work harder than it needs.
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Otherwise, stay warm and toasty next week and keep in mind that the first day of spring is LESS than 50 days away!