Freezing Temps Tips
With the extreme temperatures moving in I'm going to share a few tips I found online from a heating company.
Raise your temperature in your home today, 2 to 4 degrees above your normal setting.
Take all programmable thermostats out of setback mode and set on a permanent HOLD.
If you have a furnace; replace the filter.
Keep garage doors closed.
Limit opening exterior doors
Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
If you have a 90%+ furnace and boiler: You must keep the intake and exhaust clear of ice and snow. During these extreme cold temperatures ice can build up. A 90%+ furnace and boiler have 2 white PVC pipes; an exhaust pipe and and intake pipe that are generally on the side or back of the home. In some instances they are on the roof (do not climb on the roof to check this).
If you have ice built up like this it needs to be removed so it doesn't block your exhaust coming out of the house.
Make sure your dryer vent exhaust isn't blocked this can cause an extreme rise in the temperature inside your dryer causing a fire.
Do Not use and oven or grill to heat your home.
Please check on your elderly neighbors furnaces and vents for them.
Stay warm and safe.