It may be the tail end of August, but it is never too early to start thinking about prepping your home for winter. And while you might call Blueox Energy in Oxford — your trusted heating and air conditioning service company — to perform maintenance on your furnace, there is a whole lot more that needs to be done. Here are a few ways to prepare your Oxford home for the fall and winter.
Clean the Gutters
While you were out enjoying the summer weather riding your bike, swimming, and sunbathing, debris was collecting in your gutters. If left full of this debris, clogged gutters and drains can form ice dams in the winter which will prevent proper drainage and cost you money in repairs. In addition to the damage caused to your gutters, ice dams can cause water to seep into your home, which is definitely not something you want to have to deal with this winter.
Seal Up Those Leaks
If you are into saving energy and money, it is important that you keep the indoor air inside and the outdoor air outside. Use caulking or any other type of sealant to plug those cracks and other openings that let air escape. Most of the heat loss that a home experiences is caused by small leaks, so make sure to take care of them today!
Put the Pool Away
The weather is starting to cool down and the kids are back in school, which makes this a perfect time to put the pool away for the winter. In addition, you will want to start thinking about all the other outdoor gear you need to have stored. It is far better to hang up that hose in September or October than wait until it’s a frozen mess in November.
Check the Fireplace
If you rely on a cozy fire to stay warm in the winter, now is the time to have someone take a look at your fireplace to ensure that you will have no problems. It might also be a good idea to have the chimney swept.
Buy the Essentials
If your snow shovel is showing obvious signs of age, now is the perfect time to go out and buy a new one. While you are at it, you should stock up on all your winter supplies like ice scrapers, salt, and a good pair of winter gloves.
Contact us today if you would like us to check out your heater before winter gets here. The sooner you have your furnace inspected, the sooner we can perform any needed repairs. When you need the most reliable HVAC service and sales in the Oxford area, trust Blueox Energy! We have provided the best services and energy products to residents of the area for decades.
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