It seems like just yesterday that you were sipping on lemonade and eating
watermelon. However, with the blink of an eye, the air has turned chilly,
the leaves are falling, and winter is imminent. Indiana and Ohio are states
that can get cold quite fast. You do not want to freeze with the coming
frost. That is why we have compiled a list of tips to ensure that your
home is warm and that you get through this winter with all your limbs intact.
1. Check Furnace Filters
In order for your heating systems to work efficiently, you need to change
the filters. Each furnace and filters have special instructions on when
to change them. Keep those in mind and make sure to replace or clean the
filters when they need it. Dirty linings use up more energy and do not
heat the home as well as they could.
2. Block Heat Loss
Make sure that your doors and windows are well insulated so that heat does
not have a chance to escape. You can save warmth by simply blocking cracks
in doors and windows with a towel. You can close the blinds, keep doors
shut, and making sure general openings are covered. This will capture
the heat, making it easier to stay warm.
3. Maintain Your HVAC System
While changing your filters, make sure that your heating systems are tuned
and working properly. You can have an experienced HVAC technician come
in and check it out for you. Your central heating works hard during the
winter, so it is important that it is properly maintained and functioning well.
4. Have Clean Chimneys
There is nothing quite as cozy as a well-lit fireplace during the middle
of winter. But before you light the logs, make sure that your chimneys
are clean. The burning wood needs ventilation so that the house does not
fill with smoke. However, fireplaces can be a great way to stay warm and
5. Use Natural Light For Warmth
Although the sun does not come out often during winter, when it does, you
should make the most of it! Open your blinds to let in the sunrays, which
will naturally heat up your home.
At Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we want you to have a comfortable
and safe winter. We hope these tips will make that happen. For more information
or to schedule an appointment with our heating team, call today!