With winter approaching many home owners begin thinking of ways to conserve heating energy, secure their home, and make sure unwanted elements stay out. People start getting out decorations for the fall and Thanksgiving, as well as prepping for Christmas and other holidays, which always come faster each year.
Here are five quick tips to help you winterize your home from the home heating system professionals at Comfort Zone of the Carolinas in Rock Hill SC. If you do these, you will get the most from your heating and cooling system and furnace in Rock Hill SC.
1) Heating system check: There’s no better time than now to have us come take a look at your home heating system. This is advisable before it gets cold and you begin to use your heating system regularly. We can catch any system problems to help you avoid a residential heating system replacement and breakdown in the coming months, especially when it gets really cold.
2) Ducts: Since up to 60% of all heat is lost through the ducts of your home, then it is wise to have us check them out as well for leaks. Ultimately, a home heating system is only as good as the ducts you have in your home. As well, we can check for any mold that may be growing and have it removed – this is a health issue for your home more than a heating one. Additionally, we can remove dirt and dust and any other potential airborne irritants that may exist in your ducts so they aren’t blasted out during the winter months.
3) Caulking: Caulking is an important task that few people pay attention to. Caulking even little gaps at windows and other locations where heat can escape will save you money and keep you and your family warmer during winter. It is inexpensive and easy to do and requires just a little bit of time.
4) Chimney: Whether you use your chimney a little or a lot, it is wise to have it checked yearly to avoid soot build up that will prevent the flow of smoke and sparks from ascending out of your chimney properly. Moreover, a good inspector will identify any cracks or other hazardous issue with your chimney to keep you and your family warm, but also safe and protected.
5) Door Snakes: A door snake is a tubed guard that goes at the bottom of your doors where there might be gaps. Obviously, you cannot caulk this area, so a door snake will help prevent heat from escaping your home, which costs you money.
These five tips from Comfort Zone of the Carolinas can help not only keep you and your family warm in the winter, but also save you money and keep you safe.