One of the last things that anyone ever thinks about in this incredibly hot state is the oil furnace in their home; Most of the time, all anyone entirely wants to focus on is the overall power of their air conditioner, Is the ceiling fan in each room set to pull hot air up and away from the floor? Are the ventilation shafts clear of dust and safe to be used? And I forgot to mention, is the outdoor air conditioner component running at peak efficiency to keep the house as cool and comfortable as possible? With all of these factors at play, it’s easy to see how many fellow southerners – myself included, forget about the other side of our home’s temperature controls.
I made the same mistake this past winter, as I thought that surely, there’s just no way the winter season will be cold enough to justify running the heater! Well, I was mistaken.
It was an incredibly cold Wintertide this year, with difficult freezes every other week and a constant windchill in the air. It was out of this world! All of us haven’t seen a Wintertide that cold in decades, and needless to say, it caught us all by surprise. After that disaster happened, I made sure that our oil furnace was up to a good level of standards. For starters, I had to make sure the electric oil furnace was in now working order, since it broke down in the first week of winter, I knew I had to be certain that it would job and keep now working through the harsh weather, but then, I also bought several electric section heating units that I kept stored in the entryway and entryway. I only ran the section furnace while in the room, but doing this helped largely with getting through the long winter season!