As summer gradually bids goodbye, you might want to start preparing your home for the colder months ahead. Performing end-of-summer maintenance will not only make things easier for you during the winter. It could mean savings on your heating expenses too.
To help you get started, trusted HVAC and solar panel company GO Green Air lists three essential to-dos for your end-of-summer home maintenance checklist.
Make Sure Your HVAC System Is in Order
Vents, room fans, heaters and HVAC units must be cleaned and thoroughly inspected. Ensure there is no dust or dirt build-up as this can cause blockages in the air flow. Replace your air filters and look out for signs of damage on any HVAC component. This may seem a lot, so you should consider hiring a professional to conduct a thorough sweep of your HVAC system.
It doesn’t hurt to check up on your solar panels as well, if you have any. Ensure they’re functioning perfectly and also ready for the winter.
Check for Air Leaks
Air leaks can reduce the energy efficiency of your entire home so fix the draft issues in every room before the cold season kicks in. Even the smallest cracks or holes around doors, windows or walls can undermine a highly energy-efficient HVAC system so watch out for these kinds of damage.
Prep Your Fireplace and Chimney
If you have a fireplace, make sure it’s clean and free of any debris. If you’re using an electric fireplace, have an expert look into it and test if it’s in working condition. Don’t forget about your chimney as well. Like your fireplace, it should be free of debris or any dirt build-up.
GO Green Air draws on their decades-long experience in the industry to provide high-quality work. Our expertise ranges from HVAC services to solar installation, and we guarantee excellent results. To learn more about services, call us at (925) 28-GREEN or fill out our contact form. We serve residents of Oakland, California and nearby areas.