Summer is quickly coming to an end, and now is one of the best times to have your HVAC system inspected before the cooler weather starts to creep in. In fact, you can save on your home’s energy bills this winter by making sure your home is ready for the cold during the fall.
Here are a few tips you can use to prep your home for the fall and winter months so you can save on your utilities and keep everyone cozy.
- Replace your HVAC filters. It’s recommended to have your HVAC filters changed at least once a month, or twice if you have kids or pets. This is because your HVAC system filters out dirt and debris from the air when it sends cool or warm air through your home. When you don’t change your HVAC filters, that dirt and debris can build up over time. This causes your HVAC system to work harder, which can increase your energy bill and shorten the life of your system.
- Have your air ducts cleaned. Your HVAC system filters aren’t the only things that need to be changed this fall. Air duct cleaning is also an important part of pre-winter home maintenance. During the winter months, you’re more likely to be staying indoors where the air is warm. That means your indoor air quality matters more now than ever. That said, have those ducts cleaned to ensure you’re breathing clean air all winter long.
- Make sure your home is well-insulated. Insulation is a common problem many homeowners face. Attics that aren’t well-insulated can quickly suck the heat right out of your home. This increases your utility bills and makes your house uncomfortable to be in. Consider going draft-hunting around your home to fill up any gaps or cracks that could be sucking out your home’s heat this winter.
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Experts recommend having your HVAC system inspected at least twice a year, once during the spring and once during the fall. An HVAC system that isn’t fine-tuned for the cold weather can rack up your heating bill. In fact, 25% of your home’s heat is lost through small holes and cracks around your house.
If you’re looking for air duct cleaning or HVAC repair services, Jones Heating and Air has got your back. For more information about winterizing your home, contact Jones Heating and Air today.