people living in the country are bracing for a dangerous mix of sub-zero temperatures, howling winds, and snowy conditions, there are a number of precautions they should take including with their furnaces.

Here at Green Apple Mechanical, we have some expert tips on how to maintain furnaces at optimal performance when you’re needing it the most.

Keep your air filter clean: When it’s freezing cold outside, furnaces need all the help they can get in order to keep your home warm. That’s why it’s important to ensure a clean air filter is installed during arctic conditions to prevent furnaces from working harder than it needs to. Even if it’s only been a few weeks since your last change, your furnace will be under extreme stress in the coming days.

Pick a thermostat temperature and stick to it: While it’s typically a good idea to lower your thermostat’s temperature setting during the hours you’re away from home to conserve energy that’s not the cause in extreme weather conditions. When it’s excessively cold outside, it will be harder for your furnace to bring your home back up to your desired at-home temperature. Keep your thermostat set at a consistent setting until the weather warms back up to normal temperatures for this season.

Make sure your furnace vent pipe is clear of snow: When the vent pipe is blocked by snow, it won’t run at optimum efficiency and it could also shut down your system as a safety measure. Often the blockage is around the exhaust pipe, there’s also a risk of harmful gases leaking into your home. Homeowners can also help their furnace work more efficiently by making sure all doors and windows are tightly sealed.

If your furnace goes out, don’t panic. Instead be sure to call a Green Apple Mechanical NJ professional. Green Apple Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priorities. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC needs call us today toll-free at 888-611-7191



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