Winterizing Your Home This Fall

Winter is right around the corner. Those who live in Wisconsin know that winter comes quickly, and often overstays its welcome. Weather experts anticipate a very “frigid and snowy” winter season throughout the Midwest, beginning in January 2020. With a long winter ahead, Wisconsin homeowners have a hefty list of home maintenance priorities, including:

  • Cleaning the gutters
  • Replacing weather stripping
  • Fixing or adding insulation
  • Testing and maintaining heating systems
  • Refilling heating fuel
Winterizing your home in Wisconsin

Fall and winter are traditionally busy times for families and homeowners. There’s a holiday around every corner, and it can be difficult to find time to fully prepare for the long winter. One of the most critical, yet overlooked tasks, is preparing your heater or furnace for winter. This is especially important if you forgot to clean your heating system after the prior winter. Throughout the cold months, your heating system gathers dust, allergens, pet hair and other troublesome particles that can greatly impact the efficiency of your heating system, and the air quality of your home.

The quickest and easiest way to immediately improve air quality in your home is by replacing the furnace filter. You’ll be surprised by how much dirt and dust a filter collects in just a month’s time! Change your filter every one to three months to ensure your furnace blower and blower motor are protected.

Some homeowners can tackle winterization projects themselves, but there’s no substitute for a professional who can inspect and ensure proper winterization of your home. Hiring a heating and cooling specialist to examine your home's heating system before winter begins will save you time and money, and potentially extend the life of your furnace.

Jackson Hardware Heating & AC has over 50 years of heating and cooling experience. We’re dedicated to ensuring the folks in our community receive top-notch service at honest, affordable prices. We’re proud to provide expert heating and cooling services throughout Washington County and Ozaukee County.

Let’s talk about your next heating project. Give us a call today at 262-677-3477.

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