To most of us, the late fall and early winter months means the start of holiday season, where we spend tons of time with with family and friends and lots of great food. That also means that cold weather is rapidly approaching.
Missouri’s weather in November and December is often a prelude to the winter blasts that will soon arrive, which means it’s time to get your home ready for the weather that’s coming.
The experts at Jon Wayne Heating & Air have gathered several key steps to prepare your home ready for the winter weather that’s looming just over the horizon.
These are steps that not only will help you stay warm and comfortable, but also help you save on utility bills when the snow is flying outside.
Few things can cause your utility bills to climb during the winter than cold Missouri air leaking into your house, and you need to take a few precautionary steps to keep the leakage to a minimum. Start by giving your attack a quick inspection, and if your insulation is wearing thin in spots, call an insulation contractor to provide added insulation.
There is a secondary step to insulating your home: weatherproofing your windows and external doors. You might consider installing storm doors to add an extra layer of protection against cold winter air, or you could install door sweeps to prevent air from leaking in under your outside doors. Also check all your windows and add caulking to seal any air leaks you might find.
2)Protect the plumbing
One of the last things you want is water pipes that freeze and break, and to prevent that calamity, cover any exposed pipes with pipe sleeves you can buy at the hardware store. Disconnect your garden hoses for outside spigots, drain the hoses and store them for the winter. And place insulated covers over the spigots for added protection against winter freezing.
3)Have your furnace serviced
Absolutely, the very last thing you want is to have your furnace die on you in the depths of a Missouri winter, leaving your family shivering and miserable.
The best way to avoid that horror is to have your furnace inspected and serviced before the first blasts of winter arrive. An annual checkup will improve the efficiency of your system, saving you money on utility bills, while making sure your furnace is operating safely and efficiently.
Furnace Maintenance and Installation from Jon Wayne Heating & Air – Aurora, MO
When it comes to furnace maintenance in Aurora, Springfield, Mt. Vernon, and surrounding communities, there are no better heating specialists to call on than the pros at Jon Wayne Heating & Air.
At Jon Wayne, we provide tune-ups for all makes and models of furnaces. When you contact us for furnace maintenance, you can be sure you’ll not get rushed, “band-aid” treatment.
Our heating technicians will thoroughly inspect your furnace and offer cost-effective solutions that help your system run at peak energy efficiency. Just some of these solutions include:
- Tightening gas and electrical connections
- Checking for any damage
- Cleaning all components
- Making additional maintenance recommendations needed to prevent major problems during the coming winter
In addition, if your furnace is nearing the end of its lifespan, and you’re not sure it will make it through the winter, we can install a new gas or electric furnace or heat pump system for you.
For reliable heating and cooling maintenance in Southwest Missouri, no one does it better than the specialists at Jon Wayne Heating & Air. Ensure your furnace is ready for the incoming cold air and freezing temperatures. To reach us, contact our office in Springfield at (417) 831-9500 and in Mt. Vernon at 417-466-2515.