Turn up the Heat! Freeze Warning in Effect


You knew it was coming. It’s a dreadful action but it needs to be done. It’s time to turn the thermostat from air conditioning to heat.

The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET today. Lows will be between 29-32 degrees and will stay that cool until later this morning. Highs should be in the upper 40s today.

With the switch to heat, check your furnace’s filters. They should be checked three or four times annually. Install a new filter or clean out the filter in the furnace. This also provides a more energy-efficient performance of your furnace. An improperly working furnace can produce deadly amounts of carbon monoxide.

If you use a wood burning stove, make sure the chimney is clear and there is proper ventilation. Use the proper fuel and clean it regularly to avoid creosote buildup.