Top Fall Chores to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather!

Posted On: September 19, 2019

With summer winding down, kids back in school, and temperatures changing, it’s time to start thinking about what you need to do this fall to prep your house for winter! The team at Short Pump Heating and Air is here to walk you through some ways to stay ahead of the weather and make sure your home is ready for the winter on today’s blog!

If you’re in need of HVAC or plumbing services throughout Richmond, VA, look no further than Short Pump Heating & Air! Call us now at (804) 364-9040 or contact us online to talk through these steps with a member of our team.

Heating and Air Tips for Your Richmond, VA Home

Before temperatures drop too low, here are five steps you can take to ensure a safe and comfortable environment in your home:

  1. Plug any air leaks – Window and door air leaks can cause an expensive heating bill and uncomfortable home temperatures for you and your family. Be sure to caulk around your windows, look for leaks or holes in your attic, and ensure your house is properly insulated.
  2. Keep your pipes warm – Frozen pipes can turn into a whole mess of major problems, including serious house flooding and extended times without hot water. Avoid turning your heat completely off when leaving the house. If heading out of town, setting the temperature around 55 degrees should keep your pipes warm and problems away!
  3. Inspect the ductwork – Ductwork that is dirty, collapsed, or installed improperly can affect your indoor air quality and overall comfort in your home. Have your heating and air professional come out and give a proper inspection to avoid these types of issues.
  4. Keep leaves cleared – Keeping leaves cleared from your gutters and away from your outdoor air conditioning unit will help avoid serious problems in the future. Clogged gutters can prevent water from properly being directed away from the house and can cause serious foundation issues in your home. Gutter covers are a great preventive tool to avoid future buildup!
  5. Schedule your fall furnace or heat pump preventive maintenance – You’ll be so thankful you had your system checked to catch any issues before they turn into big problems during the frigid winter. Short Pump Heating & Air provides HVAC maintenance services to thousands of homeowners in the Richmond area. Routine heating system maintenance can help lower heating costs and prevent unexpected breakdowns on those cold winter days.

These are just a few of the many steps you can take to help you and your family have a smooth, warm, comfortable holiday season in your home! For more preventive steps and tips, call your local HVAC company or home repair professional today to get some guidance on what you can do to keep your home systems working properly.

Want to talk to a local Richmond professional about more ways you can keep your home happy during the winter? Call Short Pump Heating & Air at (804) 364-9040 or contact us online today!

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