With potentially record setting cold on Wednesday, here are some home protection tips for all of our friends in the greater Chicago land area.
1. Raise your thermostat temperature in your home on Monday night, 2 to 4 degrees above your normal setting.
2. Take all programmable thermostats out of setback mode and set on a permanent HOLD.
3. If you have a furnace; replace the filter.
4. Limit opening exterior doors, including garage doors.
5. Make sure air vents and radiators are not blocked or obstructed.
6. In homes with plumbing fixtures near exterior walls, make sure you open up cabinet doors to allow more heat to circulate around the pipes.
7. Also, for faucets on exterior walls allow the faucets to drip out water to help prevent the water from freezing and busting your pipes.
8. If you have to go outside, make sure you wear layers of clothes and cover every
Your heating system will not be able to recover until temperatures rise and the windchill diminishes. Our heating systems cannot overcome temperatures -20 F with wind chill up to -50+F. They are designed to operate at 0 degrees outdoor. Set your thermostat to hold at 70 degrees or higher.
DO NOT USE YOUR OVEN or a GRILL TO HEAT YOUR HOME. Please check on neighbors and elderly residents during these extreme temperatures. Stay warm and safe this week and share this email with any of your family and friends.