Happy October! Halloween is the first of the many year-end holidays that bring out an interest in decorating homes inside and out. Getting into the spirit of the Halloween season shouldn’t compromise HVAC safety.
Windows provide a source of natural light and ventilation, but sometimes they cause your home to use more heat than would be the case without them. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, inefficient windows account for up to 25 percent of your household heating costs. Insulating your windows can help reduce your heating costs and create a more comfortable home environment.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air can be two to five times worse than the air outside. Maintaining indoor air quality is challenging during winter. Since windows and doors are closed for months at a time, bacteria and viruses can get trapped within our homes and cause health issues like cold and flu.
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s time to think “fall” and get ready for winter. The changing colors and the falling leaves serve as a polite reminder to maintain your plumbing so you’re not left unprepared during the intense cold weather.
Here are some plumbing tips to prevent costly repairs throughout the winter months:
Purchasing a new home is both overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. As an experienced or first time home buyer, you might not be as aware of the potential problems that can arise in a home. Just because the HVAC system worked during the inspection doesn’t mean it will last.