Preparation is Key for the Winter Season

5 Home Winterization Tips

The cold winter months are on their way, creating the need to evaluate the HVAC system using some easy to follow winterization tips. Keeping warm and saving money makes winter the best time of the year.

Furnace Maintenance

A semi-annual HVAC maintenance visit in the fall ensures that the heating system is working properly before the cold weather hits.

This proactive approach keeps the furnace and duct systems in tip top shape and helps to protect the Chicago home.

A properly maintained furnace is a good way to keep costs down while using less energy.

Eliminate Costly Repairs

HVAC units are a financial investment and they need to be treated with respect. Keeping them in good repair helps ensure continuous service and is a money saving solution for the long term.

Costly repairs can happen during the most inopportune moments. Don’t let that holiday get together suffer because the HVAC system wasn’t repaired when it needed to be.

Stop the Drafts

Openings around windows and doors are one of the biggest culprits of energy loss in Chicago homes and businesses during the winter. Even the smallest of openings can have a big impact on the overall heating costs.

HVAC systems have to work harder and use more energy to compensate for the warm air that is lost. Keep the heat in and the cold out by sealing gaps and holes around the home.

New Filters

HVAC filter replacement increases the longevity of the system and keeps it running efficiently. Filters protect the equipment and should be changed on a regular basis.

A professional HVAC service often includes checking and replacing of the filters as needed. Filters are available in disposable or washable and have different efficiency reporting values. The HVAC technician will make recommendations on which filter is right for the particular system.

Programmable Thermostats

Programmable thermostats help home-owners save money. Programming the thermostat to keep the house warm when occupied and to automatically lower the temperature when the house is empty, or everyone is sleeping, just makes sense. Pre-programed settings on a HVAC system is worth upgrading for.

Now is the time to contact an HVAC professional to come check the furnace before cold weather hits. Welcoming cold weather is easy when the furnace is ready for all that winter has to dish out.

There is nothing quite as wonderful as looking out the window as the snowflakes fall from the sky, knowing that everyone is warm and toasty inside.

Winter is almost upon us in the Chicago, IL area. To get the best advice on winterizing your home, call TDH Mechanical Inc at (630) 406-9082 today!

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