Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thermostats and Cold Weather

Do you normally set your thermostat down in the winter at night to save energy?

When the temperatures become extreme and we have bitter cold with below zero wind chills, it is recommended that you leave your thermostat at a higher setting overnight.

Furnaces will have a hard time bringing a chilly house up to the daytime temperature when the weather is so cold. Depending on your system the home may never be able to reach the desired day time thermostat setting if you set your thermostat too low at night.

If you are going out of town keep your thermostat set no lower than 60 degrees for optimal operation.

If your thermostat is battery operated, please change the batteries or check to make sure they are fully charged. If you are not sure how to check we would be happy to come out and take care of that for you.

Furnaces are working overtime now so remember to change your filter often. A dirty or plugged filter may cause mechanical parts to fail sooner than normal.

Have you had your system clean and checked this year? We can come and inspect your furnace, make sure everything is clean and working properly. Peace of mind is very valuable!

And just a reminder, we have more snow in the forecast, so if you have a newer furnace that has a fresh air intake pipe that goes out the side of the house, make sure the area around that pipe is clean and free of obstruction. If that pipe becomes clogged it will cause your furnace to shut off.  Deep snow is a big culprit of failed furnaces!

Remember we are always here 24/7 for emergencies. We are a Comfort 24/7 Provider.

Stay warm!

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