The winter months tend to highlight some areas in your home that, if left unchecked, can put a strain on your heating and cooling bills. Trusting an HVAC contractor to perform a full inspection of those systems at least once a year is advised, but there are some things you can do to help cut down on unexpected costs when it’s cold outside. In this blog post, our team at Climate Mechanics is here to provide you with four important tips for winterizing your home. Learn more and get in touch with us today!
Clean Your Gutters
Making sure that water can easily move through your gutters now will help prevent the formation of icicles and ice buildup later. Flooding can occur when gutters become clogged with leaves and debris, resulting in water damage to the roof and siding. Clogged gutters can also freeze and break away from the house, preventing water from draining correctly and causing further damage.
Caulk Your Windows And Doors
Cracks around your door, no matter how small they appear, can affect your heating and cooling, leading to inefficient heating and higher energy bills. These cracks can be sealed up tight with quick caulking, keeping your home warm all winter. Caulk can fill any remaining gaps in the siding, windows, or doors. Caulk the inside of drafty windows and doors to eliminate any remaining gaps. This is especially important in older homes.
Check Your Heater
One of the most forgotten maintenance tasks for winterizing your home is to clean your heater’s coils. When heat pump coils become dirty, they lose efficiency, forcing the system to work harder. This means more heater repairs in the future and an overall shorter service life. Take advantage of our HVAC maintenance program to protect your home (and your wallet) from unwanted costs.
Replace Your Filters
Changing the filters in your central air and heating system on a regular basis can significantly improve its efficiency and longevity while easing the strain on your wallet. Taking the time to change the air filters in your central air and heating system can ensure that your system is running at optimal efficiency, while also providing you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are protecting your wallet from future, costly repairs.
Climate Mechanics has been a trusted HVAC contractor in the South Jersey area for more than26 years. Winter is upon us, so let us change your climate! Get in touch with our team of experienced HVAC contractors for heating and cooling services today!