Hammond, LA is a warm city, and even though Labor Day has come and gone, high temperatures are still bound to linger for a few more weeks. But fall will be here before you know it, which means that now is an ideal time to start looking at your heating system. The more preparation you can do before the mercury drops, the fewer problems you’ll have when you need your heater to respond. Here are 3 ways to prepare your home for fall, which could save you a great deal in winter heating costs.
1. Have Your Heaters and Fireplaces Maintained
A maintenance session with your heater will clean off dirty components, unclog burners, and conduct other little steps to help it perform at its peak. Fireplace maintenance (if you own a fireplace) makes sure the gas jets are functioning and that the chimney is clear of obstruction. This TLC will ensure that they both function at peak efficiency, lowering your heating bills in the bargain. And if more extensive repairs are needed, you can set up a repair session well before you have need of either your heater or your fireplace.
2. Check Your Ducts
Your duct system can develop breaches that leach warm air from the system, and dust build-up can seriously impact your indoor air quality if you aren’t careful. With your air conditioner running full blast during the summer, you might not have had the chance to attend to these issues. The fall is the perfect time to get them dealt with before you start heating season.
3. Weather Stripping
Cracks under your door and window are responsible for a hug amount of heat loss in the colder months of the year. You can prevent that by applying weather stripping to the cracks, sealing them up and keeping your heated air where it belongs.
For more on getting your home heating system ready for the fall, call A Professional Heating and Air today!