It seems like we summer just ended and already winter is sprinting towards us. The leaves are turning and it’s a great time to enjoy the crisp fall air. Before you get to get too caught up in enjoying the changing season, it might behoove you to spend a couple minutes getting your Savannah home ready for winter. There are a number of things that you can do to make sure that you make it through winter comfortably and without paying out the ear for your heating. We have put together a short list to get your mind going.
Perform Maintenance on Your Heating System
We all perform regular maintenance on our vehicles. But not many people realize that they need to maintain their heating system. Call your local Savannah heating company to have them come out to your house to check out your heating system. They can tell you if there are repairs that need to be made and can also make sure that it runs for the whole winter. One of the most basic and important things you can do for your system is to change the air filter regularly.
Check Your Ducts
If you have a forced air system like a heat pump or a furnace, your ducts are an often-overlooked part of your heating system. The ducts deliver the heated air to each of your rooms. Over time, they can crack and start to leak hot air. This lowers the overall efficiency of your system. Also, ducts can sometimes become blocked or dirty. Doing a visual inspection of the ducts around your furnace or heat pump is a good idea. Definitely call for the services of a professional if you suspect that you may have leaks.
Check Your Attic
One of the main places where heat energy can escape is through the insulation in your attic. If your insulation is old or worn out, this can be a huge problem for heat retention. While it is important to have proper ventilation in your house, you want to make sure that your attic isn’t leaking air to the outside. Insulation is given an R value based on its ability to retain heat. The higher the R rating, the better insulation it provides. Upgrading to a higher R-rated value can potentially keep more heat in your home.
If you have any questions about how to properly prepare your home in Savannah for the winter, call the experts at AAction Air.