Schedule Heating Checkup
Now is a great time to check-in on your HVAC, especially your heating system. No one wants to have a heating emergency in the dead of winter. Help prevent emergencies by scheduling regular maintenance on your HVAC system. This can help keep everything running efficiently and safely through the cold season. If you do experience an HVAC emergency, remember that you can always call our team at Royal Heating & Air!
Reverse the Ceiling Fans
Some fans may not have this function, but if the ceiling fans in your home have the ability to reverse their direction it could really help with the temperature feel in your home. Running ceiling fans in a clockwise direction pulls the ambient air up and pushes the heat trapped at the ceiling down into the room. Circulating the warm air in your home can help the air feel warmer at a lower temperature than usual.
Mind Your Roof
It can be important to make sure everything is up to standard with your roofing before winter starts in earnest. Don’t get stuck with roof leaks from snowmelt because of an overlooked crack or gap. Another way to make sure your roof is protected is to keep your gutters clear from debris. If gutters get overfilled, water can get backed up into your attic or other areas in your home where it shouldn’t be. When this water freezes, it can cause even more damage.
Drain Outdoor Water Lines
Call your landscaping company before the ground freezes to drain the water from your irrigation system. Any residual water left in your irrigation system over the winter season will freeze, expand, and likely cause serious damage to the entire system. It is also a good idea to disconnect and drain the hoses around your house.
Restock Winter Essentials
Don’t get stuck in the cold without the winter essentials you need. Before the snow and ice hits, make sure you have everything you will need to safely move about and get out of the house. Put your shovel and ice scraper where they will be easily accessible when needed. Purchase ice melt to keep on hand. Ice storms don’t always come with fair warning, so having it on hand can be tremendously helpful. It is also a good idea to keep your car stocked with items that will keep you safe a warm in case of an accident while you wait for emergency response… heavy blanket, hand & foot warmers, flashlight, reflective triangle, etc.
Preparing Your Lake of the Ozarks Home
We hope these winterization tips help you feel comfortable and prepared coming into the winter season! Give us a call to schedule your fall HVAC maintenance and a home comfort check. Royal Heating & Air is here to serve you!
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