Moisture in the air, what a relief! The first snow fall finally came and we want to make sure that your home is prepared for what could come in the next couple months. A relaxing snow day can easily turn into a huge headache when your home and vehicles are not prepared for the conditions.
Air Solutions Heating and Cooling has some great tips for insuring that your home is prepared for the cold weather. The forecast is showing that we have a week ahead of us of nice weather. Do yourself a favor and use that time to do check ups on some key problem areas on your home.
5 Things You Can Do To Get Ready For Winter
By the time really cold wind starts to blow, it is to late to worry about whether or not your home is ready for the cold winter ahead. What’s done is done, and what’s not done – well, it could cost you hundreds of dollars in home repairs. Luckily there’s no time like the present to make sure you’re prepared before your hindsight kicks in….

1. Have your heating system cleaned and tuned. A pre-season tune-up is a good investment – it reduces chances of breakdowns in the middle of winter, improves safety, and pays for itself through more energy efficient operation
2. Test your system for hazardous carbon monoxide, which can be produced by dirty or malfunctioning furnace or water heater. We can also install a low level carbon monoxide alarm.
3. Have your duct system tested for air leaks. According to recent research by the US department of Energy, the typical duct system loses 25 to 40 percent of the energy you put out by the central furnace, heater or air conditioner
4. Get your home’s air checked to find our if the air you breathe is unhealthy. Your indoor air can be much more polluted than what is outside, and with all the time spent indoors during the winter, you’ll want to ensure your family’s health, safety and comfort.
5. Consider replacing your old furnace or heat pump. Just like a car, heating equipment doesn’t last forever. If your system is more than 12 years old, and you are planning to stay in your home more than a few years, it is wise to consider replacing it before it fails permanently. A new system is safer, more dependable, and can pay for itself through energy savings as it is up to twice as energy efficient.

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Be sure to post your winter maintenance photos and ideas on the We Are Sand Springs Facebook page.
Thank you Air Solutions Heating and Cooling for these helpful tips.