The ducts had loads of holes in them
Labor Day, let alone Thanksgiving truly means the end of Summer, and the start or the full reality of winter. Granted, I live in the southern climate, so winter is not the all-consuming mass of cold for me that it is in the more northern areas of the country. Still, where I am gets cold enough we are warned to wrap our pipes and drizzle the tap water to keep our pipes from bursting overnight. This to me also means that it is the perfect time to do some things to help out the heating plus cooling system. To start, I suggest getting a thorough Heating and Air Conditioning inspection, followed by a Heating and Air Conditioning tune-up. Your Heating and Air Conditioning system is mechanical and has moving parts, and any machinery with moving parts needs to be kept in top shape to work best, and your heating and cooling devices are no different. Also, if you don’t have a Heating and Air Conditioning service contract with a local heating and cooling company, you should think about getting one. After the Heating and Air Conditioning inspection and service, take the time to caulk around the windows. It is actually way too common to lose heated air through the gaps around the windows, meaning you let in the frigid outside air. Your furnace will thank you too. And be sure you have changed the air filter, cleaned the air conditioner, air vents, and beyond that be sure your Heating and Air Conditioning guy checks the ductwork, as well. You don’t want to heat your air only to have it end up making its way outside. This one time I had to replace all the ductwork in the crawl area beneath our house because ants or something had destroyed the ducts. The ducts had loads of holes in them. It wasn’t termites, but they did a lot of damage. But the main thing is I had it fixed.