Changing your Furnace Mid Winter
We often hear that people are apprehensive to change their old furnace mid winter, especially when we’re in the middle of a really cold spell. That’s a fair concern. So we asked one of our recent customers if she could describe her experience of a January furnace change. Here’s what she wrote…
“I really didn’t want to wait any longer. That old furnace was just using too much gas. The guys at My Service Company told me they would have heat on the same day, and that’s exactly what they did. Even at -20, the house only cooled a little. I had to put a sweater on, but that’s about all. The heat was back on before I even had dinner ready and my new Maytag furnace is quiet, warm and I can’t wait to see my next gas bill!”
When you’re changing your furnace mid-winter, here are a couple of things to do to get ready for the big day:
- 1. Pre-warm the house a little. We’ll arrive at 8:30am sharp and start tearing out your old furnace right away. So crank it up a little before we arrive and that will overheat your home a bit. You’ll appreciate the extra heat.
- 2. Have the furnace room and surrounding area tidied up. We can work more efficiently if the work space is free and clear of clutter. Furnace rooms are magnetic to storage items. If we have to spend a few hours clearing the workspace, that will cut into your heat-on time.
- 3. Don’t worry about it! The worst that ever happens is that your home will cool down a few degrees. You’re in absolutely no danger of the pipes freezing. The only thing you might notice is that, like our customer who wrote about her experience, you might need to put on a sweater or some wooly socks.
So, if your old furnace needs to be replaced, don’t worry about the season. We install new Maytag furnaces all year long, and there is no such thing as a day that is too cold to get rid of those high gas bills and expensive repairs.