Brrrr! It is -13 degrees as I write this and the low today is -30.... Needless to say, its a day to enjoy indoors for the most of us.
And we want that to be nice, WARM & Safe for you! So here are a few HVAC safety tips to keep in mind during these freezing cold temps!
Make sure you have working Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Many furnaces create carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. When operating correctly, this gas is vented outdoors. The carbon monoxide detector should detect this gas should your furnace or ventilation system not be working properly.
Check the furnace exhaust: If your exhaust pipe is clogged, the carbon monoxide may not exit as designed. Keep this area clean and clear and check periodically.
Clean/replace your filter: A clean filter is important for efficient operation of the furnace and HVAC system. A dirty filter can cause a potential risk of fire.
If your furnace stops working, call for service right away. The waits can be significant to get a service provider onsite, so do not delay. If you potentially need a space heater, contact your local Menards, Lowes, Home Depot, Hardware Store, or the like ASAP. As we have personally experienced, those frequently sell out during freezing temps.
In need of a resource or service repairman? Reach out to Angie via Text or Email and she will get you connected with our preferred service provider: