As the temperatures drop, it’s essential to ensure your home is ready for the colder months. Taking a few preventative steps now can save you time and money in the long run.
Here are five tips from Air Rescue that will help you winterize your home and keep your family safe and warm all season long.
Check Your Heating System
The most important thing you can do is ensure your heating system is in good working order. If you haven’t already, schedule a professional inspection from Air Rescue to ensure that everything is running smoothly before it gets too cold. This will help identify potential problems so they can be addressed before they cause discomfort or more costly damage.
Inspect Windows and Doors
Look around your windows and doors for any drafts or leaks that may be letting cold air in or out of your home. If necessary, caulk or weatherstrip these areas to ensure no air escapes. Consider installing storm windows or investing in insulated curtains if needed.
Change Furnace Filters
Make sure to change the filter on your furnace every 1-3 months since this helps improve airflow and efficiency while reducing dust buildup throughout your home. It’s an easy task that makes a big difference during the wintertime!
Reverse Ceiling Fans
During winter months, have ceiling fans spin clockwise at low speed as this will push down hot air from the ceiling, which keeps rooms warmer longer while using less energy.
Insulate Water Pipes
Lastly, don’t forget about the outside of your home! Make sure all exposed pipes are insulated with foam insulation sleeves to keep them from freezing and potentially bursting during extremely cold nights. This simple step can save you lots of money by preventing future water damage repairs inside your walls.
Preparing for winter doesn’t need to be complicated! Not only will taking these precautions help ensure your family stays comfortable, but they’ll also protect against potential damage caused by extreme temperatures outside if done properly.
Air Rescue has been serving the entire Bay Area since 1946. We pride ourselves on being large enough to provide professionalism and reliability yet small enough to provide personalized service. If you have questions about your HVAC system or want to schedule a maintenance appointment, visit our website or call us at 813-612-5600 today!