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Four Ways to Prepare Your Home for Cooler Weather

Matt Polsinello - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Now that we’re in September, it’s official – summer is coming to an end. It’s time to start preparing your home for cooler weather, and you can begin now with these four tasks:

  1. Check for Air Leaks

    Before you start heating your home again, it’s important to make sure the warm air will stay in. Check around door frames and windows for any cracks that may allow the warm air to escape. Use caulk to seal cracks in stationary places, and weatherstripping to seal movable components, such as a window.

  2. Seal and Insulate Ducts

    With central heating, it’s important to make sure your ducts are properly sealed and insulated, otherwise you risk losing air that moves through them.

  3. Give Your Furnace Some TLC

    Call Polsinello to schedule your annual tune-up to be sure that removal of sediment build-up is taken care of. This build-up can cause the system to work less efficiently, or worse, it can become a fire hazard.

  4. Perform a Home Energy Audit

    Get a full picture of what can be done to make your home more energy-efficient by enrolling in the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program, after which Polsinello Fuels will schedule your Energy Audit.

  5. Doing these simple tasks as we move into the fall months will help your home to become more energy-efficient, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars this winter! If you want to take the next step and add energy-saving appliances to your home, contact the professionals at Polsinello Fuels, Inc.

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