Do you remember the famous Game of Thrones line, "Winter is coming"? Well, it is a fact and everybody has to be ready for the cold season. Did you already think about a solution for winterizing your home? If not, there is no reason to panic. Specialists have got your back. Here are some tips on what to do in order to have your house winterized:
1. Call your heating and cooling contractor
First thing first, your should ask for your heating and cooling contractor's help. That way, you will be sure that you don't miss anything and that the job is completed by a professional. Have them take a look at your furnace first. You ought to be sure that when you start using your furnace it is completely safe. More specifically, your heating contractor will check the air filters, and they will also clean the combustion chambers and, if needed, replace the motor or other parts.
2. Check your pipes
The level of carbon monoxide in the pipes will also be checked. If you are lucky and there are no alterations, you will only pay for the overall inspection. Still, if your pipes are broken and will have to replace the furnace, it is not necessarily bad. After all, think of the safety of your home and family. The investment is totally worth it.
3. Check your heating ducts
The same heating contractor will also check your heating ducts. If they find air escaping from them, they will make sure to seal them correctly so that the heated air safely gets to the vents and into your house.
4. Conduct a test
Did you know that, apart from cigarettes, odorless gas is a cause of lung cancer in the USA? After doing all the prior checks, your heating contractor will conduct a test and make sure that the level of odorless gas is at minimum. So, you and your family will enjoy the comfort of a safe and healthy environment.
5. Book an annual inspection
The efficiency along with the safety of your heating system is prior to your house. Make sure to check your furnace every year. Thus, you will prevent asthma, allergies, or even worse complications.
Don't lose any more time and pick up that phone and call your heating and cooling contractor. The sooner, the better. Get your home ready for the cold season and make sure that you will be able to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in a safe and healthy place!