With temperatures down to the single digits and below, many Door County residents are looking to keep their indoor spaces as comfortable as possible over the next couple of weeks. With that in mind, a local heating and cooling expert is providing some tips to make sure one’s furnace and home are ready for even the most extreme temperatures. Tom Kinnard, the owner of Kinnard Heating and Cooling, said one of the most important things one can do to manage their heating efficiency is to keep the thermostat steady as much as possible.
Kinnard also recommends always keeping tabs on every room in the house to make sure that heat is spread evenly throughout the house. Keeping some rooms colder than others can cause ice to form and cause internal damage to the walls and pipes, as well as the furnace. Keeping everything in working order can lead to more comfort indoors, but also save a little bit more money too.
One more tip Kinnard provided was to check air filters monthly to ensure there aren’t any leaks that could be causing one to lose heat, even if everything else is working properly.