Winter’s in full-swing! Do you really need to “winterize” your home here in the South? You do! Before the cold really sets in, do these five things to ensure your house is fully prepared for the elements.
1. Find Your Drafts
Take a spin around your home to look for drafts coming in through windows, doors, or even corners. Do what you can to properly seal your home, from installing weather stripping to using a thin bead of indoor/outdoor caulk.
2. Check Your Insulation
Insulation in your crawlspace and attic are bound to degrade or come loose over time. Check to make sure all the spaces around your home are insulated….replace or repair the insulation and don’t forget your pipes!
3. Service Your Heating System
You should have your heating system evaluated once a year to ensure it’s functioning properly. A professional heating technician can check for loose parts, test its components, and even change your filters for you! Contact Empire HVAC today to schedule your appointment in Atlanta.
4. Clean Your Gutters
It’s important to clean your gutters after fall’s mass leaf exodus; winter rains (and even snow!) need full egress through your gutter system to ensure your roof stays leak-tight. Have a professional do the cleaning to get the job done quickly and safely.
5. Reverse Your Fans
Don’t forget that you can use your fans in winter, too! Reversing your fans in wintertime actually pushes hot air back down, allowing you to feel warmer in rooms with the fan on while using a little less heat. Just remember to turn the fan off when you leave the room.
Empire HVAC is ready to help you winterize your Atlanta home. Give our team a call today to schedule a comprehensive HVAC checkup or to ask about our special offers.