School is back in full swing and your summer activities are really winding down. Fall is just a few weeks away and that means the cold and rainy weather the Northwest is famous for is about to return. It also means that now is a good time to start getting ready for that fall and winter weather. One problem many homeowners in Portland and Vancouver face in the fall and winter is using a lot of extra energy to keep their homes warm.
There are several things you can do to prepare for the cold and keep your energy use as low as possible. First off, you should check for leaks in your air ducts and seal off any holes. You should also get your air ducts cleaned. This will keep the warm air flowing easily to each part of your home, which means your HVAC system won’t have to work as hard to heat your house. That will reduce your energy bill.
Make sure you check the insulation throughout your home and weather-strip any windows, doors and your attic space. This will help keep the warm air inside your home instead of escaping outside.
Of course, you should also check and inspect your entire heating system to make sure all parts are operating correctly. It’s also a good time to clean or replace your air filters. Getting your home ready for the fall and winter can help you save a lot of money on your energy bill. If you need your air ducts cleaned or sealed then give Better Air Northwest a call at 503-208-8351 or 360-852-6212, or click here to connect with us online.