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“Single-digit temperatures are heading to central Indiana.

To be prepared, experts have tips to prepare your home for the extreme cold.

Check your furnace filter

The number one issue they see is a dirty furnace filter. If it is discolored, toss it and buy a new one. It will help things work as efficiently as possible.

“If it is not changed, it can add additional stress to the system and if it eventually clogs, it will limit the airflow and then the system will stop working,” said Matt Tyner with Williams Comfort Air and Mr. Plumber.

Keep a consistent thermostat temperature

Keep the temperature in your home the same throughout the day and night to limit how much your furnace needs to run. Otherwise, it will need to “catch up” to the new temperature and add additional stress.”

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To ensure your furnace is working and heating your home properly it’s important that you remove anything that might be blocking vents. In harsher climates, it’s not uncommon for intake vents to become blocked with snow or ice. The easiest thing to do would be to shovel or scoop away any such blockage. Forcing your furnace to work harder than it should will gradually reduce its lifespan.

At Temperature Control Specialties we offer regular maintenance of HVAC systems including furnaces. Visit our services page to learn more or call us at (317) 247-7663