By: Brian Schutt
Read on to see our three ways to how to keep your house warm for winter — however long that may be.
“Winter, slumbering in the open air, wears on its smiling face a dream… of spring.” – Groundhog Day
Sadly, the little rodent, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow this morning, meaning we’ll be enduring six more weeks of winter around the Indianapolis area. Granted, he doesn’t hold the most accurate record. (That title goes to Staten Island Chuck–with an 80 percent history of success–who predicted we’ll be seeing an early spring.)
But it either case, we still won’t likely be turning off our furnaces and on our air conditioners anytime soon. So here are 3 ways to keep your family warm in and around Central Indiana for the remainder of winter – however long that may be.
- Check the Power to Your Furnace
- Inspect Your Furnace Pilot Light/Ignitor
Check to make sure your furnace pilot light has not extinguished. If it has, located and heed the instructions on how to manually relight the pilot light. And don’t hesitate to call an expert (ahem!) if you’re unable to complete the task or if you feel unsure about doing so. (Source)
- Clean & Open Floor Air Registers
Make sure there is nothing sitting on or near your floor vents. Our HVAC professionals have found many things obstructing strong air flow – such as dust, toys, and furniture. By inspecting your air registers, you’ll ensure you’re getting the most amount of warm air into your home. (Source)
You might have to check a few power sources here. First, find your fuse box and make sure no circuits have blown or been tripped. Also, check to make sure your furnace doesn’t require a whole system reset. If it does, follow the instructions on how to do so, and how long to wait. Finally, check to see if your unit is controlled by its own on/off switch and if that switch has been powered off. (Source)
Bonus Tip: Hire an HVAC Professional
We hope these tips were helpful in how to keep your house warm. We’re also happy to look at your system to ensure you’re getting maximum heating capacity within your house. Don’t hesitate to contact us or give us a call at 317-203-8149.