Yes, it still might be in the 80s outside but the weather is changing. Hopefully, fall is here and the milder temperatures are going to be around for a while. And with the pleasant weather here in Central Florida, the last thing most of us are thinking about is our home’s heating system. But, now is the perfect time to be prepared for that unexpected cold front that will undoubtedly catch us off guard.
So, what can we do to prepare our HVAC system (and home) for that first cold snap? Here’s our top 5 checklist that might help take the chill out of your home this winter and also help reduce your electric bill.
- Heat pump/furnace inspection – Before turning on your heat pump or furnace this winter, have your system checked. This annual maintenance should be done not only for the efficiency and proper heating of your home but also for safety reasons. Call American Air & Heat before turning on your system this winter!
- Programmable thermostats – one of the most cost-effective things you can do is install a programmable thermostat. This allows for better heat distribution at the places and times your family needs it most.
- Insulation – We all know that heat rises. Well, this makes your insulation in the attic a major contributor to heat loss. Having your attic’s insulation checked can go a long way in reducing your energy bills and keeping your home comfortable.
- Ductwork – Your ductwork is one of those areas that is often overlooked but can be a leading contributor to heat loss. Have your ducts checked by a professional? It can make a big difference!
- Windows and doors – When’s the last time you inspected your windows and doors for leaks? Weatherstripping and caulking windows and adding a properly fitted door sweep can greatly help with the loss of heat from your home.
Other small things can help – changing filters, reversing ceiling fans, and properly using your fireplace. Hopefully, these suggestions and tips will help keep your family comfortable this fall & winter. Contact us at 888-875-1754. We would love to show you how we can help make your home more efficient and comfortable.