How to Prepare Your Furnace for Winter

Winter is coming and it’s time to think about getting your furnace ready for winter. Sure, you haven’t thought about it much over the last few months because it has been so warm, but now it’s time to put a little bit of effort into your heater. After all, you want it to work for you all winter long. 

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  • Check your furnace filters. You probably hear this a lot, and that’s because it is important. Your furnace filter collects dust and other particles that come in through your furnace intake. Without it, all of these would go into your home. Over time, though, it gets full. This means that your furnace has to work harder than ever to pull air in so it has air to heat up. When the furnace works hard for a long time, it wears out. Change your filters every 30-90 days to preserve the life of your furnace.
  • Clean your ducts and airways. This also prevents your furnace from working harder than it needs to in order to get air to heat. Even if you just have a fraction of an inch of dust buildup in your ducts, your furnace will use more energy than it would if those were cleaned out. Do the best you can, or hire a professional to clean them out.
  • Clean the area around your furnace. The more stuff, including dust, leaves, etc., that you have around your furnace, the greater chance there is that this will end up in the air that you’re breathing. In addition, having too much stuff around your furnace can increase the chances that your furnace will start a fire.
  • Install a programmable thermostat. This helps ensure that your home is warm when you need it to be warm, but it prevents your home from remaining warm when you’re not there. You don’t have to worry about forgetting to turn the thermostat up or down anymore, because the program will take care of everything. This can save your furnace all of that extra work, making it last longer
  • If your furnace is gas, fill it up. Gas tends to be cheaper in the warmer months, so filling it up before winter hits means that you will not spend as much. It also means that you won’t have to freeze if it suddenly gets cold before you expect it to.

In addition to all of this, which you can do yourself, it’s always a good idea to have a furnace inspection and any maintenance completed before you use it very much in the fall. Call us at One Source home Services today, and we’ll find a time that’s convenient for one of our furnace experts to come to you.

During your furnace inspection, your tech will examine your furnace, test for a few things, then let you know how your furnace is doing. If anything needs to be repaired, we’ll get that on the schedule before it gets too cold. Otherwise, you’ll know that your furnace is in great shape going into the winter.

One Source Home Service Tops The Charts With Aeroseal

Scott Bidwell owner of one source home services

Aeroseal is quickly becoming the most talked about sealant product in renovations. Its cutting-edge technology enables installers to find those areas of the home experiencing leaks and quickly deploy sealant to stop energy loss and maintain home comfortability. One Source Home Solutions has not only seen an uptick in clients requesting the service but positive feedback coming from them after receiving their first new energy bill.

“Twenty to thirty percent of the heat and air that are meant to be blowing through a home’s vents actually escape through the air ducts,” says co-owner of One Source Home Solutions Scott Bidwell. “Aeroseal was designed to find those cracks and seal them. This not only lowers utility costs and improves performance but actually has a profound effect on air quality in the home.”

Dirt and dust particles from attics, crawlspaces, and garages are often sucked back into the vents and end up in the home, reducing indoor air quality. Moreover, those same leaks in the vents prevent much of the hot and cold air from reaching the intended room. By using Aeroseal to secure the integrity of the vents, homeowners can begin to experience not only cost savings but also better air quality. “That dust that settles everywhere comes mostly from your vents,” says Bidwell. “That’s one of the selling points of this product—it prevents the accumulation of dust particles that can really set off our client’s allergies.”

Bidwell’s sought-after home services firm is one of the first area companies to install Aeroseal and has already won prestige awards for installation and service. He believes that this has become an integral and important area of home service. “People are looking for better ways to manage costs of heating and cooling but also to protect their health,” he explains. “With one product we are able to do both.”

The company’s reputation for quality and customer service has helped them build trust with their clients and referrals. They believe that having ongoing dialogue about new products and services helps to maintain that trust built over time and will eventually lead them to new customers. They are currently one of the top agents of Aeroseal and encourages anyone looking to improve their system’s efficiency to give them a call today.

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