Prepare for Cold Weather

If you have any sort of heating unit in your home, now is the time to start checking up on it. Winter is on its way and you don’t want to be caught without a working furnace when the snow starts. Temperatures are starting to drop already, so we at 1st Choice Plumbing have come up with a few things that you can do to help keep winter at bay and keep your heater in great condition so it lives a nice long life.

  1.       Check your thermostat. If you have an older thermostat, it may be time for you to upgrade so you can have complete control over the temperature in your home. To see if it’s working properly, try turning it on and seeing how your heater runs. It should start right away. If it doesn’t, then you may want to call a professional to check it out.
  2.       Keep it clean! You want to make sure that there are no fire hazards in your home, and one of the easiest fire-starters there are is unwarranted debris where it doesn’t belong. You want to go over your heater and make sure that it is perfectly clean and ready to start heating your home or office.
  3.       Windows! To help with heating costs and keep them as low as possible, it would be a good idea to take out all your screens and install storm windows. This will help retain the heat of your home and keep gas or oil costs low.

These tips can be the difference between a good home environment and a cold one. You won’t need any professional help with these tasks unless you find something wrong while you are in the process of getting your heater ready. 1st Choice can offer excellent services for all heating and HVAC needs, so contact us today if you need assistance with your heater!

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