I know it’s hard to believe in the Central Valley, but fall is right around the corner! Smart homeowners will take the time to prepare their homes for the coming winter months. Here are a few suggestions:
- Safety First! Clean and test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change batteries if needed and test and reset ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) breakers.
- Your Best Air. Clogged or dirty HVAC air filters block normal airflow and reduce a system’s efficiency significantly. With normal airflow obstructed, air that bypasses the filter may carry dirt directly into the evaporator coil and impair the coil’s heat-absorbing capacity.
- Warm & Cozy. Check the operation of the heating system by cleaning and replacing filters in your furnace or heating system. Contact a licensed heating contractor to inspect and service your gas heater or furnace to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Lock, Stock & Save. Adjust or replace weather-stripping on exterior doors & check caulking, inside and out, and touch up as needed. Seal gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk to save money on heating bills. Also, check the fit of exterior doors and adjust thresholds (more…)