Well we are nearing the end of the summer season and the frigid cold of winter will soon be upon us.I admit I live in the southern climate, so winter is not the constant snow-covered season that it is in the more northern areas of our country.
Still, I see some colder weather where I am warned to wrap my water pipes and drizzle the tap water to keep the pipes from bursting overnight.
This also means that it is the perfect time to do some things to help out your heating and cooling system! First things first, get a thorough Heating, Ventilation and A/C inspection, followed by a Heating, Ventilation and A/C tune-up, because your Heating, Ventilation and A/C system is mechanical and has moving parts, and any machinery with moving parts needs to be maintained, and your heating and cooling devices are no different. Also, if you don’t have a Heating, Ventilation and A/C repair set up with a local heating and cooling supplier, you should consider getting one. After the Heating, Ventilation and A/C inspection and repair, don’t forget to caulk around the windows. It is way too easy to lose heated air through the gaps around the windows, and what that means is you let in the frigid outside air. Your furnace will thank you too! Also be sure you have changed the air filter and cleaned the air conditioning air vents, as well.I recommend to be sure your Heating, Ventilation and A/C guy checks the air duct, as well. You don’t want to heat your air only to have it end up wasting it because it just goes outside. I know because one time I had to replace all the air duct in the crawl area beneath our house because feral animals had gotten under there and destroyed the ducts. They had made themselves at home right under my house and destroyed my ducts in the process!