Winterize Your Home
In a winter that has been unpredictable to say the least, the next big winter storm may be right around the corner! A winter storm can devastate an unprotected house causing problems from pipe bursts to vastly increased heating bills because of leakages. Though you can start addressing some of these problems by getting a tune-up on your old heater. There are many other ways that you can prepare for the colder weather all around!
Do Away With Old Filters!
Do yourself, and your family, a favor and start by replacing that old air filter! Though this may not seem like much, replacing that dirty old air filter can do wonders for a home. Beginning with helping you to weed out a few more germs during flu and cold season, replacing your air filter can also help you save money through efficiency as well! If you own pets, consider replacing the filter more often for maximum efficiency. It’s quick, easy, and well worth the effort!
Insulation is Important!
When is the last time you checked up on your attic insulation? If you cannot remember the answer, it may be time to look into replacing it! Replacing attic insulation is a great way to not only make sure your house is well heated for the winter, but yet another way to save you money as well. Bad insulation can lead to heat escaping your home making your heater work even harder to put out the same amount of heat. And that could lead to some serious hikes in electric bills.
Consider a Programmable Thermostat!
One of the greatest technologies to come out for your heating and cooling needs has been the programmable thermostat. This little device is able to not only keep your house at a more consistent temperature all around, but it’s able to keep your home even more efficient by allowing you to have more customization in your programming as well. Going out for the day? Program a lower temperature in the winter and allow your heater a break programming it to turn back on before you come back home! A programmable thermostat can keep your HVAC system optimized for either summer or the winter months, making it a great addition to your home.
Most Importantly… Don’t Forget About That Tune-Up!
The best thing you can do to help prepare your home for the winter months is to schedule a servicing for your heater! Once you schedule your appointment a certified professional will not only clean your heater to maximize efficiency, but they will change filters as well. Inexpensive and quick, tune-ups should take place at least one a year to ensure that your system is working to its fullest potential, while also ensuring that your home is protected from deadly leaks like carbon monoxide. Scheduling an appointment for a tune-up on your heater is a decision you’re not going to regret! To winterize your home in your area be sure to contact our preferred vendors: MAM AC & Refrigeration Co.; True Cool AC; AirTech Air Conditioning