Whether you love winter or you hate it, this cold season is right around the corner. While you’re probably already getting yourself ready (time to break out the hats and gloves!) it is important to make sure that you are also getting your home ready for the cold. Here are eight tips to help winterize your home.
The weather is cooling down, the kiddos are going back to school, and fall is less than a month away! With September in full swing, it’s time to start prepping our homes for fall. Without further ado, here’s some tips and tricks to save energy this season, starting with your home appliances, heating, and lighting.
Taking care of your furnace properly will keep it running efficiently for many years. Proper maintenance is crucial if you want to avoid repair costs on your furnace every season.
A furnace is in your home to help heat it. A furnace filter is in your home to ensure that the air you are breathing is of a good quality. There are an abundance of furnace filter types. There are disposable and non-disposable. Among these there is a rating that the filters are given to tell how high the quality of the filter is. The higher the number the better the quality.
Filters are used in almost every appliance, refrigerators have water filters, dryers have lint filters, furnaces have air filters, and even dishwashers have filters. Since filters are parts of your appliance that you are going to need to change or clean at one point or another you might as well learn how. So take a minute and learn when you need to change your appliance filters, and how to change them!
To help get into the Halloween spirit we thought we’d bring back Spooky Stories and bust a few more appliance myths. What makes them so scary you ask? For starters, many of them are commonly mistaken for truths. But what’s even scarier is that these myths can potentially put you and your wallet at risk.
As the cold mornings begin to set in and we spend that few extra minutes to defrost our cars, it is evident that winter is not as far away as it may seem. With that being said, it is important to make sure your furnace is ready for when the cold mornings start turning into days. Doing a few maintenance checks, cleaning, and replacements will ensure your furnace is fully functional for the winter months. It is highly recommended to begin this process sooner rather than later to avoid having problems at inconvenient times. Make sure to disconnect your furnace from its power source, and then follow the tips below to get started!