3 Ways To Get Your Greenville Home Ready For Winter

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With winter right around the corner, the time to begin preparing for the onset of colder weather is now. This normally means at the very least that it’s time to go through your wardrobe and make sure you have adequate clothing and making sure that the tires and brakes on your car are in good condition, but the preparations that your home requires are without a doubt some of the most important to see to. Making sure that your home is well prepared for the colder temperatures winter brings along is important because it not only ensure the comfort of you and your family, but your safety as well. Here are 3 simple steps you can take to make sure that your home has everything it needs to make it through the winter and that you don’t literally get stuck out in the cold.

Get A Checkup For You Heating System

You may not have given much thought to your heating system since you last turned it on, with winter quickly approaching, now is the time to switch it back on and give it the attention it needs. Ensuring that your heating system is working properly is the first and most important step in making sure your home is ready to ride out the winter. It is absolutely essential that you have a routine inspection and maintenance performed on your heating system to make sure that your system is running efficiently and any small problems are identified and fixed before they can develop into larger issues. What seems to be a small problem now could potentially develop into something down the road that could leave you without heat completely. In addition to this inspection and maintenance, you will also want to make sure your replace your heating filter and clean your vents.

Check Your Home For Leaks

Your heating system can be running at peak efficiency, but if your home isn’t properly sealed against the weather outside, your home is still going to feel drafty and uncomfortable. Windows and doors that aren’t sealed correctly or have suffered damage or warping could be making it difficult for your home to keep in the heat and keep out the cold. The best way to check for any leaks like these is to test you windows and doors in the morning when it is still cool to see if you can feel any drafts coming in through them. If you do, applying some caulking will work to seal up most noticeable holes, and heavy drapes or curtains can help you keep your warm air inside as well.

See To Your Ducts

The air ducts in your home can be easy to forget about at times, but homes with central heating and air can lose up to 20% of the air that moves through your system if they aren’t kept in good working order. Hiring a Greenville Air Conditioning Professional to perform a thorough duct cleaning and ensure that they are properly sealed and insulated can go a long way to improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home. In addition, making sure that your ducts are thoroughly cleaned out can help to drastically improve the air quality in your home and cut down on the amount of allergens in your home. This can be especially important during the winter when you are making every effort to keep outside air outside instead of airing out your home on a regular basis.

If you are looking for a professional Heating, Air Conditioning, and Indoor Air Specialist for your home in the Greenville area, give the experts at Precision Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call today at 864-876-2034 or complete our online request form.