Days like these with sub-zero temperatures and wind chills are when the furnace waits to go out or you suddenly realize you can see daylight around your door, LOL! It’s Murphy’s Law I guess, but temperatures like these can put a strain on your house. If you find yourself in an emergency situation, please reach out! We will come by if needed!!
If it’s not an emergency but you have realized you need to have some things looked at, here is my Vendor List — a great group of folks I’ve personally worked with and recommend. And lastly, here is a list of things you can do to make sure you are prepared for the next Arctic blast:
- Disconnect outside hoses.
- Have your furnace cleaned and serviced yearly; the average cost is around $85. Also set a reminder for yourself to change your furnace filters every three months.
- For greater energy savings in the winter, reverse the spin on your ceiling fan to push the rising hot air down where it can warm up people and pets. There’s usually a switch on the fan motor that allows you to do this. This works well in areas with high ceilings.
- If your house is more than a few years old, having additional insulation blown in is usually pretty cost effective and can make a HUGE difference.
- Caulk around windows and doors and replace weather stripping as needed.
- Have your gutters cleaned every fall and spring.
- Check EnergySmartColorado.com for energy efficiency information and to sign up for a home energy assessment, as well as for links to available rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency.