Winter is approaching, and it's time to prepare your home for the colder temperatures. As Hemet, CA residents, we know that winters can be unpredictable, and it's essential to ensure that our HVAC systems are in top shape to keep us warm. Here are five essential tips to get your home winter-ready:
Schedule a Maintenance Check-Up
Before the cold weather sets in, it's vital to schedule a maintenance check-up with your HVAC technician. A professional inspection will help identify any existing issues and ensure that your heating system is working efficiently. This will help prevent any unexpected breakdowns during the winter months and keep your energy bills low.
Check Your Air Filters
Dirty air filters can cause your HVAC system to work harder, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. It's recommended to change your air filters every 1-3 months, depending on usage. Clean air filters will not only help your heating system work more efficiently but also improve the air quality in your home.
Seal Air Leaks
Air leaks in your home can lead to drafts, which can increase your energy bills and make your home feel colder. Inspect your home for any air leaks and seal them with weatherstripping or caulking. Common areas for air leaks include doors, windows, and electrical outlets.
Insulate Your Attic
Heat rises, and if your attic isn't adequately insulated, you could be losing a significant amount of heat through your roof. Adding insulation to your attic can help reduce heat loss and make your home more energy-efficient. It's recommended to have a minimum of 12-15 inches of insulation in your attic.
Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat allows you to control the temperature in your home more efficiently. You can lower the temperature when you're away from home or sleeping and raise it when you're there. This can help reduce your energy bills and keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
At }, we're committed to helping you keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient during the winter months. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance check-up or to learn more about our heating services.