As the temperature starts to drop, you will want to start preparing your home for the colder weather. Properly prepping your home for winter means a good hard look at your heating system. This is crucial for optimal energy usage and safety. It may also mean improving the insulation of your home to keep the warm air inside. Western Heating & Air always wants our customers to be informed on how to ensure they are adequately prepared for the winter weather.
Search for Air Leaks
Your home may be leaking out all that warm air you are paying for. You can reduce your heat loss by following these easy steps:
- Check around windows for cracked seals. Repair with silicon caulk.
- Check around doors to ensure they are closing snugly. Close a piece of paper in the door. If you can easily pull it out, there is too much space and you are losing money. Install weather stripping to reduce cold drafts.
- Look for holes near where your home frame meets the foundation. Seal appropriately to prevent cold air from coming into your home.
Once a year, you will want a professional to come and inspect your heating system. If your heating system is not working correctly, there could be a gas leak. This leak can be incredibly dangerous for your family. Before you turn on your heater, schedule a professional to come out and take a look.
Air Filter Replacement
When your air filter is clogged, it will cause your furnace to work harder. This uses more energy and will cost you more on your monthly bill. Replace your air filter after your inspection to keep your heating system running efficiently.
For more information regarding prepping your heating system for winter, contact Western Heating & Air. Schedule your heating inspection today!Indoor Air Quality Products: What You Need to Know » « How Much Humidity Should Your Home Have?