Winter Is Coming: Is Your House Ready For The Transition?

Don't forget to prepare your heating system for the winter. Try these HVAC and furnace maintenance tips to prevent future problems.

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Preparing for the Winter? Try These Helpful Heating Tips

Getting your heating system ready for the winter is a big task. But with the right tips, you can do it easily. Last winter was the worst time of the year for my family. Our heating system broke down and left the home freezing cold. We actually created our problem because we didn't check our furnace for issues in the fall. By the time the temperatures dropped a few months later, it was too late to repair the furnace. Instead, we had to replace it. My blog helps you avoid this problem. I offer tips on how to prepare your heating system for the upcoming winter, as well as maintenance tips you can use if it breaks down. Thanks for stopping by.

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Winter Is Coming: Is Your House Ready For The Transition?

22 October 2015
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It seems inevitable that just as you accept that the summer heat will last forever, fall will suddenly arrive. This transition, of course, leads you to begin thinking and worrying about the upcoming winter and whether or not your home is prepared for such a drastically different season. In order to ensure that your home is prepared for winter, get to know some of the home repair and maintenance tasks you should perform while its still fall. Then you can get started well before the snow begins to fall and winter is here.

Get Air Conditioning and Heat Repaired

When the seasons change, you will need to transition from using your air conditioning on a regular or daily basis to using your heat. As such, that transitional period is the perfect time to inspect and repair both your air conditioning and heating units.

Have a heating and air conditioning expert come to your home sometime during the fall (preferably before you use the heat for the first time) and inspect the indoor and outdoor components of your heating and cooling systems. They can change your air and furnace filters, clean out your outdoor air conditioning unit, ensure that the gas composition in your heating unit is correct, and be sure that your pilot light is on.

You will be sure that your air conditioner will be prepared for next summer so that you do not have unforeseen surprises next year, and you will know that when the weather turns cold, you can fire up your heat with no problems.

Take A Look At Your Roof And Gutters

In addition to needing to make sure that your air conditioning and heating units are in good shape, you will also need to be sure that your roof and your gutters are in proper repair as well. You will need to get up on your roof and look for missing or broken shingles and any shingles that are curled up around the edges. All of these are signs of damage that need to be dealt with and repaired prior to the cold season.

You will also want to clear debris like leaves and branches from both your roof and gutters. Once your gutters are clear of any debris buildup, look for holes in the gutters or gaps between the gutters and the house. These problems should also be addressed prior to winter to avoid water leaking into the lower levels of your home.

Now that you know some of the ways that you can get ready when winter is coming, the only thing left to do is get started. Visit American Heating & Air if your HVAC system needs repairs.