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"Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Do You Have A Programmable Thermostat? Adam Kern, Owner Official Heating & Cooling A majority of homeowners have programmable thermostats because they save energy on your heating and cooling bills and they are convenient. During the heating season most people lower the temperature at night for sleeping and during the day when at work. If the outside temperatures are in the 20-30° F range then everything runs smoothly. However, when the temperatures dip into the negative range then all bets are off. The design conditions for sizing furnaces in our area is based on 2° F out- doors for maintaining 70° F indoors. So whenever the temperatures drop below 2° F, you may not be able to maintain the desired indoor temperature that you normally enjoy. The problem is compounded when you drop the nighttime setting by 5 or 10 degrees. In the morning the furnace may have to run for several hours to bring back the desired comfort level. This is not a furnace problem but rather a design problem with insulation and infiltration in the building industry. A typical brick bungalow in Chicago that is 50-60 years old or older has no sidewall insulation. Fortunately, most newer homes have much better insulation and thermal windows which makes them much more energy efficient and comfortable. To maintain your comfort during sub-zero temperatures, keep your thermo- stat at your normal setting. If you have any HVAC questions, call 800-350-HVAC (4822) or email adam@officialhvac.com Welcome our newest addition to the Official Heating & Cooling family! Meet Bella Our Director of Security SALE! OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com NATE FACTORY ALITHORIZED DEALER PENNAD BBB 4 Time Honoree Carrier Turntethe eperts "Ask Adam" Adam has been in the HVAC industry for over 40 years. He has been involved in all aspects of the business from service to sales. His main interest is in customer comfort. Do You Have A Programmable Thermostat? Adam Kern, Owner Official Heating & Cooling A majority of homeowners have programmable thermostats because they save energy on your heating and cooling bills and they are convenient. During the heating season most people lower the temperature at night for sleeping and during the day when at work. If the outside temperatures are in the 20-30° F range then everything runs smoothly. However, when the temperatures dip into the negative range then all bets are off. The design conditions for sizing furnaces in our area is based on 2° F out- doors for maintaining 70° F indoors. So whenever the temperatures drop below 2° F, you may not be able to maintain the desired indoor temperature that you normally enjoy. The problem is compounded when you drop the nighttime setting by 5 or 10 degrees. In the morning the furnace may have to run for several hours to bring back the desired comfort level. This is not a furnace problem but rather a design problem with insulation and infiltration in the building industry. A typical brick bungalow in Chicago that is 50-60 years old or older has no sidewall insulation. Fortunately, most newer homes have much better insulation and thermal windows which makes them much more energy efficient and comfortable. To maintain your comfort during sub-zero temperatures, keep your thermo- stat at your normal setting. If you have any HVAC questions, call 800-350-HVAC (4822) or email adam@officialhvac.com Welcome our newest addition to the Official Heating & Cooling family! Meet Bella Our Director of Security SALE! OFFICIAL Heating & Cooling 800-350-HVAC (4822) officialhvac.com NATE FACTORY ALITHORIZED DEALER PENNAD BBB 4 Time Honoree Carrier Turntethe eperts