4 Projects to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Fall is in full swing in Mesa, AZ, which means that winter isn’t far behind. In addition to pulling out the sweaters and putting on the holiday music, you will also want to think about preparing your home for the winter. In this post, we will cover some of the most important tasks that you need to tackle this fall in order to keep your family warm and comfortable this winter and prevent damage to your home.
Winter Home Improvement Projects
Though winter can certainly be a fun and beautiful time of the year, it is also an important season when it comes to home improvement. Below are a few of the maintenance projects you should complete before winter arrives:
- Tend to your lawn.
If you want to keep your lawn and garden healthy during the winter, you will need to do a little maintenance in the fall to make sure that your plants, flowers, and shrubs are able to breathe and grow through the winter. Start by cleaning up any debris in your yard and trimming shrubs, bushes, and flowers to keep them healthy all winter long.
- Clean your gutters.
Your gutters are important when it comes to keeping water, debris, and other buildup off of your roof. To protect your roof and prevent damage to your home’s foundation, it’s important that you consistently clean your gutters to ensure that water can flow through them. Take some time before it gets too cold to clean out your gutters and make sure that they are clear of any debris or blockages.
- Test your furnace.
As winter arrives and temperatures start to drop, you’re going to be using your heating system a whole lot more often. You will want to make sure that your furnace is ready for winter by testing it. To test your heating system, first you will turn it on. Then, listen for the heater to turn on and make sure that it brings your home to the temperature indicated on the thermostat. If you find that your heating system starts to make loud noises or emits a burning smell that doesn’t go away after a few minutes, shut your heater off and call a professional HVAC technician to inspect your system.
- Replace your heating system filter.
In addition to making sure that your heating system is working correctly, you will also need to change your heater’s filter. Your air filter plays an important role in trapping dirt, dust, allergens, and other indoor pollutants before they circulate through your home. Checking your air filter once a month and replacing the filter when it becomes dirty or clogged helps you maintain your indoor air quality while also helping your HVAC system run more efficiently. Check out our post on Arizona indoor air quality for more information about creating a safe and healthy home environment for you and your family.
Mesa HVAC Maintenance
If heating system maintenance is on your winter maintenance list, it’s time to call in the experts at Emergency Air Heating and Cooling. Our team of experienced and certified HVAC technicians know just what it takes to keep your Mesa home comfortable year-round. Contact us today to schedule a pre-winter furnace tune-up to make sure your equipment is clean and running efficiently when you need it most. Call today: (602) 400-0000.