Best ways to winterize your home in LondonWhen temperatures begin to drop it is the perfect time to think about how to effectively winterize your home in London. To protect your home and family from the negative impact of snow, cold and changing weather conditions, consider a few tips from the professionals in the industry:
- Inspect the furnace – call in an HVAC professional to inspect the furnace and change the filter. To prepare for using the furnace, make sure that no flammable materials are nearby.
- Ready the fireplace – clean the chimney and make sure no birds or similar have made their home inside it. Inspect the fireplace damper to ensure it opens and closes effectively. If you have a wood fire, make sure you have dry chopped wood available. If you have a gas fireplace, ensure your gas supply is sufficient.
- Change the direction of the fan blades – fan blades set to spin in the opposite direction will push warm air down into the room and can reduce your heating costs by up to 10%.
- Cover you air conditioner with an appropriate cover to restrict water and snow access that could rust your unit.