It’s that time of year again when cold weather becomes a major concern for homeowners across the country. If you don’t want your energy costs to skyrocket, then winterizing your home must be done. Here we’ll discuss a few things you should add to your to-do list for the season as you’re winterizing your home.
Get Your Heating System Checked
The first thing you should do when winterizing your home is to make sure that you get your heating system checked by a professional. Call up your HVAC technician and have someone sent out to do a check of your heating equipment. This will help ensure that the equipment is running at peak efficiency and that it doesn’t have any mechanical problems. Plus, the equipment will last much longer.
Check and Clean the Gutters
Since the fall season is synonymous with falling branches, leaves, and other debris, you should take time to check and clean the gutters. No one likes to do it, but it’s something that must be done. We also suggest that you install gutter guards, which are very effective in keeping larger pieces of debris from entering the gutters in the first place. This will make the task of cleaning the gutters a lot easier.
One of the best ways to winterize your home is to add weatherstripping around your doors and windows. This will prevent cold air from entering your home while also keeping the warm air inside. In addition to weatherstripping, you may also want to add door sweeps and seal any cracks and gaps.
Switch to a Smart Thermostat
If you haven’t already upgraded to a smart thermostat, now’s the time. A smart thermostat has multiple advanced features, including programming when the system switches on and off, energy-usage reports, and remote connectivity. This is a great way to get better control of your energy usage all year.
If you have any questions about winterizing your home or you require servicing, reach out to the friendly professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing today. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Indianapolis and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years.