Furnaces struggle to keep up with frigid temperatures

Frigid temperatures and wind chills are expected to tax your furnace in the next 24 to 36 hours.

Local experts say you shouldn’t be surprised if your furnace doesn’t kick off while it struggles to keep the inside temperature even. The temperature inside could even drop a little.

“Most furnaces used here are designed to maintain a home at 72 degrees at -10,” said Pete Moss, of Moss Heating and Cooling in Seymour. “But the wind will make it hard for the furnace to keep up.”

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