How to Prepare Your Home for Winter Weather
We all know that during the winter it can get freezing cold outdoors. This means that it’s in the fall when you should prepare your home for cold weather. There are several areas to address so your home stays comfortable.
Clean the Gutters
Gutters accumulate a lot of leaves and debris during the fall. You should scoop everything out of your gutters as otherwise water damage can occur to your home. It may be the case that you should hire a professional to do this for you.
Turn Off Exterior Faucets
Water in pipes can freeze during the winter. This can cause pipes to burst. Disconnect all of your garden hoses and drain water out of the pipes through the faucet. Complete this job by turning off the shutoff valve.
Get Your Heater Tuned Up
Hire an HVAC company to tune up your heater. They’ll make sure it’s clean and operating well. This will also save money on your winter energy bills because they’ll help it achieve maximum efficiency.
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning in Dayton, OH, has a heater tune-up service. Our NATE-certified technicians are thorough and conscientious, and they can service all makes and models.
Caulk Around Doors and Windows
Seal any gaps around your doors and windows with silicone caulk. You can buy caulk for only a few dollars at almost any hardware store. Add weatherstripping to moving parts, such as around doors and window sashes.
Inspect the vents in your home and make sure they’re clear of any obstructions. This includes furniture, rugs and drapes. Clean the vents and remove blockages so so they don’t impede airflow.
Change Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries
Change the batteries in your carbon monoxide detectors every fall. These devices protect your family from potential poisoning from toxic gas emitted by fossil fuels.
Butler Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned HVAC company that does repairs, replacements and tune-ups for heaters and air conditioners. We can also help you with your home’s indoor air quality and a full range of plumbing needs. Get in touch today to schedule an appointment.