Friday, Dec 6, 2013
Winterization Tips for Your Home
MARION -- The recent dip in temperatures has some people cranking on the heat for the first time this season. It's also a reminder to make sure your heating system is working properly.
Steve Fowler, owner of Fowler Heating and Cooling says when the temperature drops their calls increase. He says any system 10 to 15 years old needs to be examined.
"It needs to be serviced, checked out and made sure it is ready for the long haul for the winter," Fowler said.
It's also important to see if your carbon monoxide detector is working, especially if you have a gas furnace.
People interested in saving money this winter should seal their windows and consider upgrading their furnaces.
The official start to winter is eight weeks away. Plenty of time to get your home ready for what mother nature has to offer.
"Once winter actually hits, the last thing you want to do is come home from work or get up in the morning and find out your heating system has quit working especially if it's because of a lack maintenance," Fowler said.
Your pipes need to be protected as well. Plumbers suggest disconnecting your hose, sealing up crawl spaces and any cracks in your foundation, and even opening up kitchen cabinet doors to let warm air heat your sink.
Wind: 7 MPH
Humidity: 79 %