At G&R Heating and Air, we know how important it is to you that your family is warm and cozy all winter long. When it comes to making sure your home is ready for the colder months of the year, there are a few things that you can do to keep the warm air in and the frigid air out. By making a checklist and going through the house, you can keep your home comfortable all winter long, as well as avoid higher energy bills during the peak heating season. If you live in Elgin, then contact us today to learn more! (Here’s some more tips for staying warm in the Chicagoland winter, too.)
Check Your Windows and Doors
Old windows and doors can be notorious for letting in cold drafts during the winter, but it’s important to remember that warm air is escaping through any gaps or cracks. By checking your windows and doors, specifically any seals and weather-stripping, you can keep the cold air out and prevent warm air from leaving the house. This can help your furnace run more efficiently, keeping your utility bills lower throughout the winter months.
Check Your Vents and Registers
You may have had your vents and registers cleaned during the summer or fall, but if not, it can be a good idea to have them checked and cleaned before winter officially arrives. You don’t want dust and dander being pushed throughout the house whenever the furnace runs, so a thorough cleaning from a professional HVAC company can be the way to go. You’ll also want to make sure that there aren’t any obstructions in front of your vents and registers, such as furniture or rugs. Blocked vents and returns can make your furnace work overtime, especially on the coldest days of the year.
Check Your Furnace
Last but not least, it’s important to check your furnace. If it’s been some time since it was serviced or tuned up, then now is a perfect opportunity to have it inspected for any issues. You can also replace the filter, since it may have been the previous winter when you last swapped it out. It’s a good idea to buy multiple furnace filters, as it’s best to replace it every few months during the heating season.
Call for Service Today
If you have any concerns about your furnace or the rest of your heating system this winter, then give G&R a call today. Our expert team knows how to tackle any issue, and we can take care of problems quickly and correctly. If you notice any strange sounds coming from your furnace, or it seems to be cycling on and off all the time, then please call us right away. We don’t want you and your family to have to deal with a cold home for any longer than necessary, especially if you have young children or older relatives who live with you. Everyone deserves to be warm and comfortable!