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.