The leaves are starting to change, you can get a pumpkin spice anything, and at home, your furnace is running, and you have a warm home waiting, or do you? If you haven’t taken the time to check on your furnace and prepare your heating system for fall, the temperature drop may hit you hard. Giving your heating system a look over and helping it out with simple preparation can help keep your home warm and your heating bills low this fall.
Replace Your Air Filters
As a general rule, air filters should be changed on a consistent schedule. In the fall, in particular, changing them out is essential as the buildup of fall pollen can be substantial. Additionally, ensuring that you have clean filters will result in a better running furnace.
Seal Any Leaks
If you have drafty windows, holes, or old weatherstripping, these items should be repaired or replaced before the winter starts. Not only do all of these issues cause cold air to come in, but they can allow the hot air to escape as well. Making these fixes may cost a little up front, but the long-term savings will be substantial.
Clean Your Chimney
Making sure that your chimney is clean and safe to use is a vital fall preparation step. Check inside with a flashlight to look for obvious obstructions such as birds nests and blown in debris. It is best to have your chimney professionally cleaned once a year to ensure the buildup of soot and debris does not cause a chimney fire. Additionally, chimney maintenance ensures that your home does not have a draft due to any malfunctions.
Unblock Your Heating Vents
If you have any decorative items, furniture, or carpets that are overlapping your heat ducts, make sure to move them as the temperature begins to drop. Not only can this cause your heating unit to overwork itself, but it can cause the furnace to overheat itself.
Clean Your Gutters
If you notice that your gutters are becoming clogged with leaves and debris, it can cause clogs and blockages that can lead to leaks into your home and ice dams. Not only is water damage expensive to fix, but any freezing water that settles against the sides of your home can also cause increases to costs.
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