Mommy Katie: Winterizing Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Monday, November 7, 2016

Winterizing Your Heating and Cooling Systems



The weather is beginning to change and with that I find that now is a good time to begin to winterize the home. When it comes to all that needs to get done in order to be ready for the cold weather, I have learned that even though there are quite a few things to get done, that they are all needed to be done in order to save on energy bills and to also keep your home warm. Like many, when it begins to warm up, I like to ensure that my air conditioner is ready to turn on, and that the ducts are cleared out so that I can begin to cool down my home. The same goes for when we winterize our homes as well, and by contacting a certified dealer like Actron Air Brisbane, whom I can set up a service call with to come out and cover my units and ensure that the ducts in my heating system are ready to go, I can get my home winter ready.

When I contact a professional for a service call, they can check my air conditioning unit to make sure that it is ready for the winter months ahead. They can then go and clean out any dust and lint that can get in the duct systems and change out the filters in my home. This preventative maintenance allows me to ensure that when I turn on my heater, that the air will be clean and not have that musky smell that you can get when you have old filters and lint in the vents. It also helps me to save money in the long run, by having a professional check the air systems in my house and prepare them for the seasons as needed so that I can get the best quality out of my air units and have them last longer.

Then when it comes to other ways that I can help to keep my home warm and get it ready for the cold months ahead, I find that doing things like checking and replacing the weather stripping, covering the wind turbines and sealing my windows can make all the difference. Which in all, makes the choice to call a professional to cover the preventative maintenance on the heating and air systems, as well as prepare the rest of the home for the winter months, a choice that can save you money on both the energy bills as well as on your heating and air conditioning units.



3 comments:

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

The weather is definitely getting cooler, so these are good things to know!

Janet W. said...

Good information! We try to save as much as we can on our energy bill.

Julie Wood said...

Great information. I am done winterizing my furnace and changed the filter and it is ready to go!