Preparing Your Home for Colder Weather

Preparing Your Home for Colder Weather

Cold weather can have many effects on our home, oftentimes resulting in
long-term problems. If you don’t prepare your home for the same,
you might be in a position to deal with some of the hazardous effects.
On the contrary, you might not even experience the weather changes if
you have maintained and prepared your home before. What do you do to ensure
you keep the warmth and comfort in times of winter?

Keep Your HVAC in Good Condition

Changing the HVAC filters monthly or regularly helps maintain the system
and keep it invulnerable to malfunctions and system failures especially
during the winter since your heating system will always be running. Dirty
filters also limit airflow and increase energy demand thus needs to be
regularly cleaned. Thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality is
the primary essence of HVAC systems thus should be kept within reasonable
installation, operation, and maintenance costs.

Insulate Your Pipes

Extreme winter temperatures could expose the pipes located in crawlspaces
and attics to freezing which could be disastrous. Hiring experienced and
skilled people to help protect the pipes would be very helpful.

Install Energy Monitors

Energy monitors will help you know and understand your domestic energy
usage. Since the monitors are portable, you can observe how much particular
power devices are consuming around the house. This can effectively help
you reduce your power consumption probably be switching off individual
devices when not in use and consequently saving you your monthly energy bills.

Choose the Right Contractors

Maintaining thermal comfort and acceptable air quality in your home or
corporate buildings may prove a hard task for you especially if you don’t
have the necessary skills to handle it. Hiring a contractor firm may be
the best option for optimum and quality results.

American Mechanical is a full-service HVAC company providing complete service
and installation of HVAC systems for multi-family and commercial clients
in Virginia Beach. We also contract in providing everything from filter
changes and annual maintenance to full system service and diagnostics.

Call today to schedule your service and be ready for the upcoming weather.

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