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Home Winterization Tips: Conserve Energy & Water

Let’s face it: Winter is nearly upon us. We may never feel truly ready to face the season’s harsh weather and bitter cold, but we can make sure our homes are. Read on to learn more about home winterization tips and how you can conserve energy and water throughout the cold months. Home Energy Conservation and Preparation Winterize Your Air Conditioner System Take care of your AC system now to help ensure it will be ready to go when cooling season arrives. Clean and remove any debris from the outdoor condensing unit, and then cover it to avoid rusting, internal freezing, and other potential damage. Test and Tune Your Heating System Fire up your furnace to check for any issues now so you can fix them before the serious cold hits. And schedule a tune-up/routine maintenance from a trusted HVAC technician to ensure optimal performance and safety. If your home has a fireplace, have it professionally inspected and serviced. Seal Leaks and Drafts Prevent unwanted heat loss that forces your HVAC system to work harder. Check exterior walls around the home, especially by windows and doors, and seal any cracks, seams, and other leaks with caulk and weatherstripping. Take Advantage of Ceiling Fans It may sound counterintuitive, but ceiling fans can help increase […]

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