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Ways to Winterize Your Home

Now is the perfect time to start winterizing your home. Whether you’re migrating to warmer weather or staying home, there are some important steps to take before it starts getting too cold. The pros at A+ Heating & Cooling Electrical have a great checklist of things to do to winterize your home this year. 

A+ Heating & Cooling Electrical is Carolina’s trusted HVAC specialist. Don’t be stuck in the cold this winter. Make sure your furnace is working optimally so it won’t conk out on the coldest day. Schedule your service with A+ Heating & Cooling Electrical today.

Pre-Winter Tune-Up

Whether you’re staying or leaving this winter, you need to schedule regular service for your HVAC system in the fall before you turn on your heat. This can help extend the life of your system. Your system will be inspected, adjusted, and cleaned so you know it will run efficiently all winter long. 

If you are leaving this winter, you’ll want to keep your heat on to help prevent your pipes from freezing. It is important to make sure your furnace is working before you leave to prevent the system from breaking down, which can cause a pipe to freeze or break. Even if you turn off the water at your residence, water can still be in your pipes, so you’ll want to keep your faucets open. 

Do you struggle to remember to schedule heating tune-ups every year? A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical makes it easy! Our Cool Club Membership includes a free annual tune-up, as well as priority service and discounts. Contact us today to learn more. 

Have a Generator Installed or Inspected

Power outages in the winter are a common occurrence. You might not mind being in the cold for a brief period of time, but will your sump pump still run if there is a flood? Having a whole house generator installed by the professionals at Heating & Cooling - Electrical ensures that you always have power when you need it. If you have questions about your generator or are unsure if it is working, the pros at A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical are happy to help inspect it for you. 

If you already have a generator installed, make sure that you have enough fuel and some backup fuel on hand in case the power is out for longer than you expected.

Check Your Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors usually run on batteries. It’s a good idea to replace the batteries every six months to ensure these devices will always go off when you want them to, even when there’s no power. If you are leaving for the season, make sure the detectors are working even if you’re not home. If there is a fire in your home, the fire department should still respond to your alarm.

Check On Your Neighbors

If you have elderly neighbors, they might need some assistance winterizing their properties. Check with your neighbors to make sure they have enough supplies and that their heat is working. Throughout the winter, they’ll appreciate it if you stop by now and again to let them know someone is thinking about them. 

If you’re leaving the area, it is a good idea to exchange contact information with your neighbors. They can keep an eye out for your property. Giving them a spare key isn’t a bad idea as well, so they can check your pipes or heat if needed.

Call A+ Heating & Cooling – Electrical for More Tips on How to Winterize Your Home 

With so many people winterizing their homes around the same time, HVAC professionals can get very busy in the fall, so that’s why it’s important to schedule any work well before it starts to get cold. It’s better to schedule your regular inspections earlier rather than later to ensure you’re comfortable all season long. Schedule your service with A+ Heating & Cooling Electrical today.

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