With winter just around the corner, homeowners should consider taking the necessary steps to ensure their homes are prepared for the colder months. At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we specialize in furnace maintenance and AC maintenance services to help keep your home comfortable and safe this winter. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home for the winter season.
First, check your furnace filters. Dirty filters can cause your furnace to work harder and reduce its energy efficiency. Check the filters at least once a month and replace them as needed for optimal performance. Additionally, check for any fuel leaks or other visible damage to your furnace. If you’re unsure if the furnace is running properly, contact Aqua Plumbing & Air for an inspection.
Second, make sure to seal any air leaks. Even small air leaks can cause your furnace to work harder than necessary, thus reducing energy efficiency and increasing your energy bills. Check around windows and doors for any gaps or cracks and fill them with caulk or weatherstripping. This also applies to any other openings or holes in your home, such as electrical outlets and bath fans.
Third, inspect your home’s insulation. Proper insulation is essential for keeping your home warm and reducing your energy bills. Check your attic and crawl spaces for any areas that need more insulation. If you notice any gaps or holes, contact Aqua Plumbing & Air to have it properly sealed and insulated.
Finally, consider having your HVAC system serviced by professionals. Having your furnace, AC, and ducts checked and maintained can prevent many issues from occurring and ensure your system runs properly. A technician from Aqua Plumbing & Air can inspect your system and perform any needed repairs or maintenance services.
Preparing your home for the winter is an important part of winterizing your home. At Aqua Plumbing & Air, we specialize in furnace and AC maintenance services to ensure your home is safe and comfortable this winter. Contact us today for more information about our services and tips on how to prepare your home for the winter season. Check out our blog for more tips and advice about winterizing your home.