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Follow these four easy steps from Patterson Plumbing to make sure your home is prepared for the change of seasons.

Inspect your home for air leaks.

Air leaks around the home can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. Inspect common problem areas – such as your windows, doors, ceilings, and electrical outlets – for signs of air loss. If you find any leaks, seal them up using weatherstripping or a caulking gun.

Upgrade your outdoor lighting.

With summer coming to an end, the days are getting shorter, and the sun will soon be down before you get home from work. Add this to the slippery conditions caused by cold weather, and it is easy to see how accidents can happen when you arrive to a dark home. Prevent unnecessary slips and falls by keeping the outside of your home well-lit.

Tune up your heating system.

You haven’t used your furnace in nearly half a year; you want to make sure it is ready to go for this heating season. During a tune up, a professional technician will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating at full capacity, in addition to performing some routine maintenance work. You don’t want to find out that your furnace is broken during the first cold spell of the year, when it is already too late.

Have your air ducts professionally cleaned.

While we are on the topic of furnaces, the end of summer is the perfect time to have your air ducts professionally cleaned. While the vents in your house were taking a summer break, dust, pollen, animal dander, and other pollutants were collecting in them. If you don’t have these contaminants cleaned out, they will circulate through your home all winter and trigger your allergies.

Patterson Plumbing & Heating offers a variety of HVAC services to make sure your home is prepared for any season. From heating system tune ups and repairs to air conditioner installations, don’t look any further than us for your home heating and cooling needs. If you live in Pueblo County, Colorado, contact us online, or give us a call at (719) 544-4922.

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