The fall season is upon us and winter will soon be here and it can get uncomfortable in your home during these colder seasons without proper heating system precautions. If you follow these 5 tips, you can enjoy a pleasant home environment during the coming months.
Sealing Leaks Before Fall and Winter
The precious heat you need to keep in your home will try to seek out any spot where it can escape to the outdoors. You need to prevent this from happening. Try caulking your windows and place weather stripping around the outside of your doors. Make sure you have enough quality insulation in your attic. This is a prime spot for heat loss. When not using your fireplace, remember to keep the damper closed to seal the chimney.
Maintain Your Filters During Fall
If you have a furnace, make sure that it works at its best. Change out the furnace filter before any cold weather starts. Then you should swap it out once a month during the rest of the fall and winter seasons. A clogged filter makes your furnace less efficient and it also can lower the air quality in your home.
Install a digital thermostat
If you still have a typical manual thermostat with slides, you will not have a precise control over the temperature in your home. A digital thermostat will give you a more accurate temperature control to keep you comfortable. A programmable thermostat can be even better; it can turn the heat on for you before you wake up in the morning so you do not have to get out of bed to a cool floor and house.
Take advantage of the sun<
Some of the coldest days during the fall and winter seasons can be the clearest and sunniest because there are no clouds to trap the warmth. Use the sun to your advantage. Open your blinds and curtains in your home to allow more radiant heat in. Just make sure you close them up after sundown.
Schedule preventive maintenance
If your heating system begins to malfunction and shuts down during a cold fall or winter day, you will start feeling very uncomfortable. Get a professional to come and give your heating system a complete check-up and tune-up. This will hopefully prevent any more surprises during the fall and winter seasons.
Heating Cooling Chapel Hill can provide you with the maintenance your heating system needs. Contact us today for a complete inspection.