Preparing Your Home for Heating Season

The cold winds of winter will be here before you know it. When that happens, you’ll want to have your home prepared for the chilly temperatures. The beginning of fall is the perfect time to prepare your home for cold weather. The furnace experts at Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling know the ins and outs of keeping your Knoxville home reliably warm and energy-efficient.

Here are three tips for how you can prepare your home for the heating season.

1. Check Your Home’s Ductwork

Ductwork is the system of vents that transports warm air from your heater to rooms around your home. Ducts sometimes loosen at the seams and allow warm air to escape, an issue that leads to significantly reduced energy efficiency. We’ll inspect your ductwork and patch up any air leaks we find.

2. Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up

Your furnace needs some routine TLC to keep it reliable and energy-efficient. An annual tune-up will keep it running smoothly throughout the winter. During the maintenance, we’ll inspect the wiring and components, clean out the machinery, and look for signs of damage. If we spot an issue, we’ll fix it before it turns into a full-blown emergency.

3. Change Your Furnace Air Filter

Air filters are a vital part of your home’s heating system. As air passes through the filter, debris like dust, pet hair, and dander are caught in the filter. Not only does this improve your home’s air quality, but it also protects your furnace from getting coated in debris. The Knoxville heating experts at Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling recommend changing your filter every other month during the heating season.

Quality Furnace Services

Is your home ready for winter? If not, don’t panic — you still have time to follow the steps outlined in this article. And for all of your Knoxville furnace and AC needs, you can rely on the technicians at Cota's Comfort Heating & Cooling. From tune-ups to repairs and replacements, we have the training and high-quality products to do them right. Call us today to schedule your winter tune-up.

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