Your Furnace and Extreme Cold Weather

Four easy steps to help you save money and keep your furnace in top shape every winter.


Think of your furnace as the heart of your home. To protect your furnace from extreme cold weather, we recommend the following maintenance:


Clear Blocked Vents

Furnace exhaust is important to your heating system. PVC piping is connected to your furnace unit vents, directing combustion gases from the heat exchanger to the outside. Snow and ice can block furnace vents in cold climates—making it difficult for exhaust to exit your home properly. Be sure to keep exhaust vents free of blockages all year long, but especially during the winter months.


Check Your Thermostat

Did you know that reducing your heater temperature during the winter can minimize overuse? If you like your home at a comfortable 72°F, consider adjusting your thermostat to 68°F during extreme cold spells. Even just a few degrees difference will allow your furnace much needed respite.


Replace Furnace Filters

Check your furnace filters regularly and plan to replace them every 1-2 months. Furnace filters keep dust and debris out of the furnace unit. A furnace filter replacement is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to maintain furnace efficiency all winter long.



Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up

Adjusting gas pressure, inspecting parts for wear, and other furnace repairs are furnace maintenance tasks best left to professionals like us. A regular furnace tune-up—like our GOLDSTAR maintenance plan—can uncover problems in time to prevent extensive damage. During the cold winter months, it’s essential that your furnace runs correctly. Ensuring your furnace is at the top of its game is the best way to save money on heating during winter.


Heating and cooling your home can be done in ways that help to protect the planet. Meet with a professional HVAC team to discuss options for your home.

Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning is the leader in heating, cooling, ventilation, and air quality products and services in the La Crosse area. We have been serving the Coulee Region for more than 80 years. Our technicians are highly and continually trained utilizing the most sophisticated HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) technologies and equipment. All of our service technicians are NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certified—the largest non-profit certification organization that is governed, owned, operated, developed, and supported by the HVAC industry. At Schneider Heating & Air Conditioning, we pride ourselves on amazing customer service. Contact us today.