Now that fall is here, it’s time to prepare your home for the winter. Doing so will make your home more comfortable, keep a lid on your energy bills, and protect your house.
Protect Pipes From Freezing
A burst pipe can cost you a lot of money. Prevent this by insulating pipes where they are exposed. Insulation is cheap and can be used in crawl spaces and attics and along exterior walls and under sinks. Pipes in crawl spaces and basements are most likely to burst, so pay special attention to pipes in those locations.
Have Loose Shingles Repaired
Inspect your roof, and if you see damaged or missing shingles, call a roofing contractor. Otherwise, water and moisture can get through your roof and cause extensive water damage.
Have Your Heating System Tuned Up
You should have your heating system tuned up by a technician before it gets cold out. The technician will carefully inspect your system, change its filters, and clean it. Doing this helps your heater make it through the winter and lowers your monthly energy bills.
Anderson Heating & Cooling in Oregon City, OR, can perform maintenance on your heating system. Our thorough tune-up service prevents sudden breakdowns.
Prepare a Safety Kit
Prepare a safety kit in case of emergency. Put extra food in your pantry so that you have it on hand if you can’t get to a grocery store. Things you might include are soups, beans, vegetables, pasta, and bottled water.
Put a flashlight in every room in case the power goes out. Keep extra batteries on hand so that you’re prepared for a long power outage. You can also stock up on candles to help you see, but of course, they need to always be monitored when in use.
At Anderson Heating & Cooling, we’re known for installing, repairing, and tuning up heaters and air conditioners. Other products that we install and service include ductless systems, ductwork, indoor air quality products, water heaters, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and smart thermostats. Get in touch with us today to find out more about our services.