6 Things You Can Do to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather
In the upcoming weeks, the weather will be rather pleasant. Temperatures should remain in the 60s and 70s, and you can expect some showers through the month. That makes this the perfect time to take on some tasks around the house that will prepare your home for cooler weather in the winter and for the warmer weather’s return. Here are some things you can and should do!
Seal Air Leaks
Sealing air leaks around the home helps heaters to heat a home better and more efficiently (and air conditioners to cool more efficiently too). Reducing the potential for heat transfer helps ensure heat gets directly into your home, so no energy is wasted. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal air leaks around the home as a DIY home improvement project.
When you change the air filters in your HVAC system, air can move through the system with ease, allowing for greater efficiency and better system performance. Change your furnace filter (or heat pump filter) now and every month.
Test Your Heating System
If you have not done so already, make sure your heater will be able to run when you need it. Give it a test run!
Sign Up for a Maintenance Program
Annual heating maintenance services help your heater to run smoothly and efficiently. Heating equipment that is regularly maintained is less likely to break down when you need it, and it could even have a longer lifespan. Signing up for a maintenance program guarantees you one or two tune-ups per year, and you get other benefits as well.
Upgrade Your Thermostat
Upgrade your thermostat in the fall and get the benefits all year round. A new Wi-Fi thermostat can be controlled from an app on your smart phone, so you never have to worry about forgetting to turn the thermostat off or on when you need it.
Tend to Pests
Here’s a piece of advice you may not know of. Fall is a great time to pretreat your home for pests. While some pests that thrive in our warm environment hibernate for the winter, others seek warmer climates, and your home is one of those.
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