When the cold winter weather hits, it’s time for your family to enjoy spending time together indoors. However, you want to ensure that your home is ready to take on the long winter months before the snow hits. We’re going to share with you some of the best preparation tips below so that your home will be ready for the winter.
Clean Your Gutters
If your home is near trees, it’s likely that your gutters are full of leaves and other loose debris. This debris can prevent water from being able to adequately flow through your gutters and down your downspouts. When the water can’t freely flow, it will back up onto your roof and damage the wood underneath your shingles.
Get Your Heating System Serviced
Before the colder weather arrives, it’s best to get your heating system serviced. This will prepare your heating system to run optimally during the winter months. It will also allow you to understand if you have any problems that need to be addressed before you actually have to use your heating system.
Get Your Fuel Delivered
Now is the time to check your fuel tank to see if it needs to be refilled. If you’re like most homeowners, you let your fuel tank run out at the end of the last winter season. You should plan on having it filled in the fall before you need to turn your heating system on.
Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You should have at least one smoke detector and one carbon monoxide detector on every level of your home. You’ll also want to have both detectors outside of the main bedrooms of your home. Since you’re going to be using your heating system, it’s best to put fresh batteries in all of your detectors and test them to ensure that they’re working correctly.
Reliable Heating Services
Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing offers reliable heating services for the entire Mount Airy, NC, community. We also provide cooling, indoor air quality, aeroseal duct sealing, generator, and crawlspace renovation services. Call us today to get the help that you need!