A Winter To-Do List for Your Home – And Your Sanity
Summer home problems? You know, like the structural kind that can cause heaps of damage. But for the most part, winter seems to deliver more bad news – and higher repair bills to homeowners throughout DFW.
Well, here we are, and winter is upon us. It’s ready for us – then again, it always is. But are you and your home ready for winter? Here are a few ways you can beef up your defenses.
Winter-Proof Your Plumbing
It’s amazing how much damage even a little frozen water can cause. To avoid learning that lesson the hard way, insulate exposed water pipes in unheated areas, like the garage and basement. Also, shut off the water supply to outdoor spigots, drain the hoses, and add a faucet protector to help keep cold air from getting in.
Have Your Roof Inspected
There are numerous reasons to do so, including your ability to learn if there are any steps you can take to prevent new damage. Experts can let you know if your shingles are loose or missing or showing other signs of damage. By being proactive, you can help to extend the life of your roof and avoid new issues emerging.
For all the good your fireplace does, a dirty chimney can put your home and family at risk. That’s why annual fireplace inspections and cleanings are so important, especially when you have it cleared of creosote which, if ignited, and can cause a fire that spreads into your living spaces.
Whole-House Zone Control
Spending too much money to heat your home is a form of damage on its own. To keep the costs down and your comfort levels up, consider adding one or more zones – each with its own thermostat – so you can control temperatures one zone at a time, proving comfortable levels of heat only where it’s needed.
Help Keep Your Furnace “Young”
Given that the average expected lifespan of a furnace is 12-15 years, wouldn’t you love to see it last longer? Sure you would, provided it’s still running cost-efficiently and with few to no repairs. Well, the best way to achieve that goal is through annual system maintenance performed by the very skilled and experienced HVAC team at Correct Temp. We can spot small problems in the making and often put a stop to them, right then and there. We’ll inspect and tighten electrical connections to help enhance your family’s safety. Plus, we’ll check the heat exchanger for even small cracks that can emit noxious carbon monoxide fumes. And that’s just the beginning.
So, if it’s been a year or longer since your last inspection, contact Correct Temp today to ensure your furnace or boiler has the best protection in the business.