In the words of Jon Snow… Winter is coming!
We have 5 tips to make sure your home is ready for the winter weather…
1. Make Sure Your Heating System Works
This seems so simple right? But you wouldn’t believe how many people wait until it’s extremely cold out to finally turn their heater on, only to find out it isn’t working. Not only will this leave your home frigid, but it’s also a tough time to get an appointment with an HVAC contractor because lots of people are trying to get appointments.
Turning on your system to make sure it works, or even better, having regular maintenance performed on your system will make sure that you are ready to go once the cold weather sets in for the winter. if you’d like a professional from Bovio to come out and perform regular service, give us a call at (856) 272-7000, or you can schedule online right now!
2. Stay Well Insulated
Having your home insulated is one of the easiest ways to staying comfortable, and not spending a fortune on heating. Insulation keeps the warm air inside your home, while also preventing cold air from seeping inside.
This means you must have your walls properly insulated, as well as making sure you don’t have any leaks that air can flow through. Some common spots for these leaks are windows and doors. Make sure your home is sealed up and ready to keep the heat in!
3. Clean Your Gutters
If you have leaves and debris in your gutters, this can lead to problems. Especially when water freezes, the weight of the debris, plus the ice can cause your gutters to fall apart. This then leads to BIGGER issues when your home won’t drain or disperse water properly. Cleaning your gutters is a simple task with a ladder, but an important one.
4. Put Out Blankets and Warmer Bed Sheets
Placing some blankets in the living room makes for cozy sitting, and will reduce the amount of heat you need in your living room. Also making sure to change the bed sheets to winter ones will make for easier sleep. These are simple things, but go a long way to making your home a warm and cozy place to be!
5. Don’t Block Vents
If you move furniture around, or even if it’s staying where it’s always been, you want to make sure you aren’t blocking any vents. Giving the warm air a clear path from your heater to your living areas not only makes sure your whole home is warm, but also helps the heating system last longer. If vents are blocked, your heating system will have to work even harder than it normally does, causing it to use more energy, resulting in higher energy bills and a shortened lifespan.