As temperatures continue to drop and the onset of winter is inevitable, certain steps must be made to get your home ready. One of the best investments you can make right now is to have a professional HVAC service for your home’s heating system. Some of your neighbors have already had heating maintenance done in anticipation of the colder temperatures, have you done the same?
Heating service on a regular basis is the best way to prevent costly repairs during the dead of winter. It also helps to reduce the cost of maintaining the comfort level of your home by helping your system run more efficiently. So, if you have not already scheduled heater maintenance with your professional HVAC service technician, what’s stopping you?
Along with having your heating system checked for worn parts and electrical issues, your heating professional will also check to make sure that the filters are ready for heavy use and debris is removed from around the unit as well as dirt that may have accumulated on the coil and other important components. This will help increase the efficiency of the unit.
While you are scheduling professional heater maintenance, pencil in some time on your schedule for some other maintenance tasks that should be completed before the winter set in. Cleaning your gutters is another important task that you should not overlook this fall.
As the leaves begin falling, you should keep an eye on the gutters and clean them out to prevent water and ice buildup that could spell disaster in a number of ways. Heavy gutters sometimes break loose from the edge of the home and when they fall can do damage to other parts of the structure. In addition to that, leaves can also get stuck in the drain pipes which can lead to water not being removed from around the foundation. This could mean seepage into the basement and deterioration and failure of this important part of your home.
Don’t get stuck cleaning your gutters during the coldest part of the year, after trouble has happened, when you could have done something to prevent problems in the making.
These 2 important tips for winter preparation around your home can can reduce costly heating repairs in the winter months.