preparing the heater in the cold season

I live in an area with entirely  distinctive, but usually fairly mild seasons.  The two of us are blessed with nice, sizzling summertime weather, and in the Winter season, the temperature rarely drops below thirty degrees.  A few inches of snow sporadically accumulates, however it’s never too much of a challenge. This year, but, our Winter season has been entirely awful.  The temperature dropped suddenly in the middle of October and within a few weeks, we had several feet of snow on the ground.  Now, the weather forecast is calling for uneven temperatures below zero, huge snowfall and bitter wind chill.  The two of us are preparing for a giant nor’easter, which is expected to last several days.  I’m distraught over whether or not my old furnace can handle the strain of the demands.  I take entirely  unbelievable care of the furnace, however it’s over 17 years old.  I constantly have the heating plan serviced by a licensed professional in the autumn.  Prior to the start of the Winter season weather, I have all of the components thoroughly cleaned and dealt with.  The HVAC supplier tightens electrical connections, lubricates moving parts, and checks on the integrity of the heat exchanger.  He checks for any potential problems and sometimes updates a few minor parts.  Hopefully, this will be enough to keep the furnace operating well and efficiently until Springtime.  I entirely don’t want to be faced with a sudden mechanical furnace failure in the middle of  horrific weather conditions.  I can’t survive without a good heater and would rather not be in a rush to to update the whole furnace.  I’m sure the local HVAC dealers will be continuously busy with emergency repair calls, and getting service will be nearly impossible.  I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to purchase and install a modern furnace in the middle of a blizzard.

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