12 Days of...Heating Home Comfort? - Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning

12 Days of…Heating Home Comfort?

12 days of home comfort

The most wonderful time of the year is here! We’ve got 12 festive furnace facts for the “12 days of Heating Home Comfort.”

  1. On the first day of Heating Home Comfort, safety comes first! Always have your heating system installed and serviced by licensed, insured professionals. Attempting complex DIY installations and repairs on gas furnaces, ductwork, or electrical wiring can be extremely dangerous for amateurs. Leave it to the experts to avoid hazardous mishaps.
  2. On the second day of Heating Home Comfort, check your filters! Dust and debris buildup in air filters forces your system to work harder and run less efficiently. This strains components and hikes energy bills. Change air filters regularly as manufacturer’s instructions advise, usually every 1-3 months. Mark the date on your calendar so you remember.
  3. On the third day of Heating Home Comfort, find and seal any air leaks! Fix drafty windows and doors with new weatherstripping. Caulk cracks along baseboards, attic hatches, pipes, and elsewhere cold air sneaks in.
  4. On the fourth day of Heating Home Comfort, add a smart thermostat! These Wi-Fi-enabled, programmable controls automatically adjust home temperatures for you. They help maintain the ideal indoor climate without constantly fussing with settings.
  5. On the fifth day of Heating Home Comfort, inspect the ducts! Ensure ceiling, floor, and wall vents aren’t obstructed by holiday décor like wreaths, lights, and tinsel. Nor should they be blocked by piled-up blankets, furniture, or storage bins. Proper airflow is crucial for your system to heat (and cool) effectively.
  6. On the sixth day of Heating Home Comfort, mind the thermostat! Avoid myths like believing that cranking your thermostat way up will help heat your home “faster.” It won’t!
  7. On the seventh day of Heating Home Comfort, upgrade old units! If your heating system is over 12 years old, replacing outdated components with newer, more efficient models can pay for itself over time through lower energy bills. Modern furnaces and AC units run quieter, have added safety features, and most importantly, save you money in the long run.
  8. On the eighth day of Heating Home Comfort, schedule a tune-up! Annual check-ups by licensed professionals catch minor issues before they balloon into major repairs or breakdowns. Think of it like getting your vehicle tuned up before a long trip.
  9. On the ninth day of Heating Home Comfort, watch for ice dams! Heavy snow buildup on roofs can melt, refreeze, and expand into hazardous ice dams. Left unchecked, water can back up under shingles and drip down to damage walls, ceilings, insulation, or more. Carefully remove overhanging icicles and snow loads to protect your home.
  10. On the tenth day of Heating Home Comfort, clear the condenser! Use a broom to sweep fallen leaves, grass clippings, snow piles, or other debris away from outdoor AC condenser units. Anything blocking airflow reduces their efficiency and risks equipment damage.
  11. On the eleventh day of Heating Home Comfort, check emergency kits! Restock backup supplies like flashlights, batteries, bottled water, non-perishable snacks, first aid essentials, and blankets.
  12. On the twelfth day of Heating Home Comfort, stay cozy this winter! Finally, remember to bundle up and cuddle in the comfort of your efficient, well-maintained heating system. Let it work its magic so you can fully focus on enjoying the most wonderful time of the year with family and friends!

Follow these tips to stay warm, safe, and jolly with your home heating system. Contact us anytime for quotes on upgrades or repairs! You can contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910.

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