The official end of summer is here. We’ll give you a minute to process that. With fall right around the corner, are you ready for sweater weather?
Well, don’t break out the hot chocolate mugs and cozy house shoes just yet, we’ve still got to get your house ready for fall. Here are some simple things you can do to help your energy usage “Fall” and get ready for cooler weather!
Seal air leaks
We know what you’re thinking: “They’re talking about sealing air leaks again?” Yes, we’ve mentioned it once or twice (or 100 times), but that’s because it’s so important. Sealing air leaks from your duct work, doors, windows, or even in the gaps between your fireplace and mantle keeps conditioned air inside where it belongs. We care so much about air sealing, we’ll even help you pay for it.
Change your ceiling fan direction
Did you switch your fans to go counterclockwise during the summer? Pat yourself on the back. Now, switch them to go clockwise for the fall and winter, and push warm air downward.
Give your heating system a check-up
You won’t be needing your heater in August, which means it’s a great time to make sure it’s ready for winter. You do not want your heater to go down during true Oklahoma winter weather. Space heating accounts for up to 45% of your energy bill, so do your future self a favor and schedule routine maintenance with an HVAC expert.
Replace your HVAC filters
Make sure your HVAC is ready to go before you switch from A/C to heating, and replace your HVAC filters. A good rule-of-thumb is to replace your filters every three months (or once a season). You’ll keep your HVAC running strong all year long, and save yourself the headache and expense of replacing the entire unit.
Follow this simple Labor Day weekend checklist and you’ll be well on your way to getting your home ready for cooler weather. Plus, you can spend your Labor Day weekend focusing on what really matters: grilling.
Save us a hot dog, will ya?