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Getting Your Home Ready for a Chilly Winter

The chilly wind, freezing rain, and slick roads will be here before you know it. Temperatures have already started to drop, and unfortunately it’s just going to get worse before it gets better. So what can you do to make sure that your home is adequately prepared for the winter? Check out our tips to learn about how you can make sure your heat is working as best as possible and as efficiently as possible.

  1. Have Your Chimney Checked Out: If you have a chimney, you’re going to want to make sure that it is clean and in working order before you start using it this winter. Also be sure that your vents are clean too.
  2. Turn off Outdoor Faucets and Detach Hoses: When water is not drained from pipes, it can freeze, causing the pipes to burst. Be sure that all hoses are disconnected from outside of your home.
  3. Check for air leaks around your home: A properly sealed home can mean a warmer home and a lower energy bill. Check for any kind of air leaks around the outside of your home (or hire an HVAC professional to come out and take a look).
  4. Add Some Attic Insulation: Properly insulating your attic can help in keeping your house warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. And often times it is not that expensive. Look around online to find someone who can help with insulating your attic.

Interested in finding more tips regarding getting your home ready for winter? Or have questions about HVAC in general? Contact Shenandoah Air Conditioning & Heating now to speak with an HVAC expert.

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