Is your home ready for cold weather?
It’s an exciting time in Central Arkansas – leaves changing colors, trips to the cider mill, and college football. But it also means the return of dreaded cold weather. Enjoying the great things about fall is hard to do when your home isn’t staying warm.
Follow these tips below to get prepared:
Change Your Air Filter
Your air filter might be pretty dirty after working hard all summer. Replace it with a new one to make sure it effectively keeps out dust and dirt from your indoor air space.
Open a Window
While it’s still pleasant outside, let in some fresh air! Opening up your windows can be a great way to improve the air quality in your home before it gets too cold.
Clear Your Vents
Blocked vents can be a simple answer to ineffective heating in your home. Before it gets too late into the fall, make sure your vents are cleared of any furniture so your HVAC system can work like it’s supposed to.
Check for Air Leaks
Inspecting your home for air leaks can save you a lot of trouble when it gets cold. Air leaks let in unwanted cold air and can drive your energy bill up.
Schedule a Maintenance Visit for Your HVAC system
Getting an HVAC inspection in the fall is the best way to prepare your system for the winter. You won’t want to deal with the hassle of replacing a malfunctioning furnace in the middle of January. A thorough check-up of your system can reveal issues that might need to be addressed.