The weather is hitting below-freezing temperatures and we want to make sure you are cozy in your home as the snow begins to fall. Here are some tips and tricks to keep in mind so you and your family can stay warm for the upcoming months.
Check Out Your Pipes
Water expands as it freezes, meaning your pipes may expand, too, ultimately leading them to crack and burst. Make sure you drain water from any outdoor faucets or sprinkler systems. You should also protect the water pipes that run through the unheated areas of your home with insulation to keep them from freezing.
Check Your Heat
Check your furnace filter before winter begins because filters can get dirty from the danders in your home. Additionally, our Chicago HVAC contractor can help you install a programmable thermostat, allowing you to remotely change temperatures and save money throughout the season. Lastly, consider reversing the direction of your ceiling fans as this can set the blades to turn clockwise and warm the air from the top of the room and work its way down.
Seal Your Windows And Doors
If you notice gaps around your windows and doors, your home will struggle to stay warm this winter. Consider purchasing caulk from a hardware store and use it to seal around the windows. Also, install weather stripping around all doors that have gaps. All of this legwork will be worth it to save you on heating costs during the cold.
Contact Us Today
Reach out to our Chicago HVAC contractors today if you are ready to winterize your home. We can give you advice on how to best save money!