There are loads of fall season fun going on now here in the greater Apex, North Carolina area—especially with Halloween just around the corner. Then, as we all know, we get really busy with the holiday season. That’s why now is the time to make sure your home is ready for the coming winter, which is forecasted to be even colder than normal.
Here are some things you can do now that will not only make sure you stay warm and comfy all winter, but may also help lower your energy costs at the same time.
There’s a lot going on, and things get overlooked from time to time. If checking your propane or heating oil tank levels on a regular basis slips your mind, you might end up with no heat situation in your home. Our Automatic Delivery system accurately determines when you’ll need heating oil or propane next based on your fuel usage history and current weather conditions, then schedules a delivery ahead of time so you have it before you ever run low!
A tune-up of your home’s heating system keeps it in peak operating condition and achieving the highest levels of efficiency. It’s also an opportunity for your service professional to thoroughly inspect your furnace or boiler and make any required repairs before they can occur.
Programmable or smart thermostats are a great investment in your home’s comfort and energy efficiency. They’re widely available at home improvement stores and online. Programming your thermostat correctly can help you save up to 10% on your heating costs. This is the advice given by the US Department of Energy:
This is a great opportunity to vacuum and check your forced-air heating system’s vents, making sure they function properly and aren’t distributing dust and other allergies around your house. Remove any items that might block free circulation of heated air, such as curtains or furnishings.
If you haven’t had your ductwork inspected in the previous five years, now is the time to make an appointment. Cleaning out your ductwork not only keeps the air in your house cleaner and safer, but it also allows duct cleaners to detect and repair leaks in your ductwork, saving you money on heating costs as heated air will no longer escape.
Did you know that drafts around your windows and doors, as well as along exterior walls, can cause heat loss equivalent to leaving a window open 24/7? A little DIY work with caulking, weatherstripping, and expanding foam allow your heating system to not have to work as hard to keep your home warm, saving you up to 10% on your monthly heating costs.
LG Jordan is here to make sure you get through the coming winter season in comfort and security. Become a customer today and let us make a difference in your North Carolina home or business!