With winter just around the corner, pre-season prep work needs to be done before it’s too late. For you and your family’s health and safety, prepare your home while the weather outside is still suitable for maintenance work.
Clean your Gutters and Downspouts
If you can do so safely, visually inspect your gutters and downspouts for leaves or other plant-based material that may have gotten stuck during the summer. Use a stable ladder to scoop out any debris to prevent leakage or mildew from forming in the soffits.
Check Windows for Drafts
Nearly 30% of temperature treated air is lost through drafty windows. On a windy day, hold a piece of paper up to the inside of your windows. If the paper flaps, it means you need to check and even replace your weather-stripping.
Clean or Replace HVAC Filter
For the health and safety of you and your family, be sure to regularly check and replace your home’s HVAC filter. This is one of the best things you can do for your HVAC system. Regularly checking and changing the filter will lengthen the life of your HVAC system, save on energy bills, and ensure your family is breathing in clean air.
Schedule a Furnace Tune-up
Finally, schedule a furnace tune-up to restore your heating system to peak efficiency and extend its lifespan.
We’re Here to Help Prepare Your Home for Fall!
We hope this guide helps you identify important tasks to complete before the winter months roll around. If any issues with furnaces, arise, heat pumps call us at Nordstrom Heating & Air! Our friendly technicians are always on-call to answer your questions and provide thorough estimates for your needs. Contact us today to request an appointment.