HEATING IN SUB-ZERO TEMPS

As you may remember, two years ago in Eastern Iowa we experienced a long cold snap with sub-zero temperatures. Fast forward to 2021 and the sub-zero temperatures have returned. As a reminder, follow these steps below for the best heating practices during sub-zero temps.

  1. Please raise the temperature in your home 2 to 4 degrees above your normal setting.
  2. Take all programmable thermostats out of setback mode and set on a permanent HOLD.
  3. If you have a furnace; replace the filter.
  4. Keep garage doors closed.
  5. Limit opening exterior doors.
  6. Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
  7. Close all curtains and blinds to help hold the heat in and stop drafts. Seal all leaking windows and doors.
  8. If you have a 90%+ furnace and boiler: You must keep the intake and exhaust clear of ice and snow. During these cold temperatures, ice can build up. A 90%+ furnace and boiler have 2 white PVC pipes; (Click the Link to learn more) an exhaust pipe and an intake pipe that are generally on the side or back of your home. In some instances, they are on your roof, do NOT go on your roof to clear the pipe. Make sure to clear the snow off of your Gas Regulator as well.

If you are still experiencing problems with your heating system, “Call the Guys You Can Trust” at Colony Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.  We are available 24/7 for Emergency Services.  364-HEAT  (4328).

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