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This Month’s Home Maintenance Tips in 5 Steps

Since the end of the year is so busy with holidays and family, November is the best time to perform home maintenance that will keep you and your family warm all season. To help you get started, we’ve outlined five simple steps that you can follow:

1. Schedule a Home Audit

Hiring a professional HVAC technician to perform a home audit — which checks for things like a lack of insulation, air leaks, and potential energy waste — will improve the efficiency of your household. Plus, by lowering energy usage, you’ll save on your monthly utility bills, which is always a plus.

2. Check Your Smoke Detectors

Since you’ll be using your heating equipment during the winter season, this is a great time to check your smoke detectors to make sure they’re working properly. Replace the batteries, if needed, and then use the test button to make sure that it’s in good operation. If not, replace it immediately.

3. Test Your Heating System

Although you should always schedule maintenance with a qualified technician for your heating equipment once per year, you can start off by checking the system yourself. What you want to do is switch it on and run it for a brief period of time, observing any potential problems such as strange smells or noises.

4. Upgrade Your Thermostat

If you’re still using a manual thermostat or you haven’t invested in a new unit for a while, prior to the winter season is the perfect time to upgrade. Newer thermostat models have remote capability, can produce energy usage reports, provide up-to-date weather forecast, and a lot more.

5. Consider the Installation of a Zoning System

If you’ve been looking for a way to get a better handle on your home’s heating needs, then a zoning system is definitely something you should consider. This allows you to separate your home into various zones and then concentrate your heating efforts only on the areas that you designate.

For more expert advice on home maintenance or other home-comfort concerns, reach out to the friendly professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been servicing Yuma and the surrounding areas since 1952.