Ways to Help Your Furnace Deal With Extreme Cold Weather

January 7, 2020

Typically, the temperatures during the winter months are colder than the temperatures during the summer months. However, there are times when outdoor temperatures are cold even when taking the season into account. Therefore, it is important that you understand how to care for your furnace during periods of exceptionally cold weather.

Don’t Increase the Temperature Too Much

It is important to understand that the furnace will have a harder time warming the air in your home when it is cold outside. Therefore, you may need to accept that your house will be slightly cooler than you would prefer or than what you are used to. Resisting the urge to turn up the temperature on the thermostat prevents the furnace from potentially running all day. In addition to saving the appliance from abuse, you’ll save money on energy costs without noticing a drastic difference in how warm your home is.

Be Sure to Allow for Maximum Air Flow

If you know that the temperatures will be dropping in the near future, have a professional from Morris Heating & Cooling in Marion come to your home for a furnace inspection. This service may provide an opportunity to put in a new air filter or to ensure that there is nothing blocking an air vent. If issues are discovered with your furnace, gas line, or other heating system component, we may be able to fix them or replace your current unit entirely.

Consider Using Portable Gas or Electric Heaters

To reduce your furnace’s workload, consider using electric or gas portable heaters throughout the home. If you do use a portable gas heater, be sure that it is in an area that is properly ventilated and that is relatively flat. If you use an electric heater, be sure that it won’t overwhelm your home’s electrical grid.

When the weather gets colder, give Morris Heating & Cooling a call to ensure that your furnace is able to keep up with increasing heating demands. We can also help repair air conditioning units as well as replace the unit that is currently in your home. Contact Morris Heating & Cooling today!