Preparing Your Home for Heating Season
The colder temperatures of fall and winter will wreak havoc on your finances if your home suffers from drafts, poor insulation, and an inefficient heating unit. Before those temperatures hit, you may want to consider a few projects around the home. Some you can do yourself while others may be best left to the professionals.
Sealing Gaps and Cracks
Cracks and gaps can be found around your windows and doors, in your attic, and around pipes that lead outside. Furnaces can develop gaps, too, usually in the insulation or around the sheet metal joints. The windows and doors should be addressed first. From the outside, you can apply caulking or spray foam to the windows and doors, or you can use foam tape from the inside.
On the cost-effective side, you could lay down a door draft stopper and seal the windows with bubble wrap. For more far-reaching solutions, you can install energy-efficient double-pane windows and thermal-insulated curtains.
Adding and Upgrading Insulation
Insulation is essential for keeping warm air from escaping through the attic and cold air from entering through the basement or crawl space. Chances are your home already has insulation, but an inspection may point out deficient areas. You should not only add insulation where needed but also consider upgrading to insulation with a higher R-value (a higher resistance to heat flow).
Maintaining the Heating System
At TechnoAir, we know the importance of regular heating tune-ups in Grove City, OH. You can have us replace the air filters, clean the burners and other components, tighten electrical connections, and more. The heater won’t have to work as hard to do its job, and this will translate to energy savings.
Serving Grove City for Over 20 Years
If you need heating or cooling maintenance, turn to TechnoAir here in Grove City. Our NATE-certified technicians can handle repairs and even replace units that are too old or worn to benefit from repairs. You can also look to us for cooling system services. Learn more by calling our friendly office staff today.Tags: Furnace Maintenance, Heating