Oklahoma City

Winterizing Your Home

Preparing your home for winter is an easy way to conserve energy and lower heating costs during the winter months. Ideally, the winterization of your home should begin mid-fall, before the first freeze of the season. Here are some ways that you can prepare your heating system for winter:

Check Your Air Filters

Air filters are the first defense against dust and harmful allergens. In addition to improving the air quality in your home, regularly changing air filters is an important part of maintaining an efficient HVAC heating system. Air filters should be replaced regularly, especially before changes in seasonal weather.

Seal Air Leaks

Air leaks in your home can waste energy and cause your heating bills to rise. Easy ways to seal air leaks include caulking or weather stripping windows and doors and using draft guards around your home.

Utilize a Programmable Thermostat

Using a programmable thermostat in your home is a great way to save both energy and money. Programmable thermostats help better regulate the temperature in your home, turning the temperature down while you're away and raising the temperature again when you return.

Schedule a Furnace Tune Up

The most important step in ensuring your home’s readiness for the cooler days ahead is to schedule a furnace tune up. Regular maintenance is important for keeping your system running smoothly and can improve the energy and cost efficiencies of your home. Scheduling a tune up at the start of fall could also prevent the need for a furnace repair during the cold of winter.

To schedule a furnace tune up, call Air Comfort Solutions at (405) 721-3740 in Oklahoma City or at (918) 743-2300 in Tulsa.