Though summer weather may be trying to hold on in Monmouth and Ocean counties, fall is clearly on its way. It’s a time of year when many people choose to get back into the swing of things after a fun, relaxing summer, and also the perfect time to start thinking about home efficiency. Even though fall is a beautiful time of the year here in New Jersey, there’s no getting around the fact that temperatures begin to drop quick as the season progresses, with winter not far off.
Fortunately, there are a number of different things you can do in order to prepare your home for the fall, and there’s no better time than now to get started!
Schedule a Preventative Maintenance Appointment
When was the last time you had your heating system checked out? If you’re like most New Jersey homeowners, you might find yourself having a tough time remembering. Fall is the best time of the year to get back on track with preventative maintenance. By now, your heating system has been inactive for a while, and unexpected issues can pop up out of nowhere if you don’t make sure everything is operating smoothly. This isn’t something you want to do once the temperatures have already started falling dramatically—it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Evaluate Your Insulation
Your home’s insulation is like a blanket that keeps conditioned (aka cooled or heated) air inside and unconditioned air from entering. Many people believe that insulation is only useful during the wintertime, but it’s just as necessary in the summer, as it allows your AC unit to function without working too hard. As heating season approaches, however, insulation becomes even more crucial to true home comfort. It’s not uncommon for homeowners to be in the dark about how their insulation is faring, so having yours evaluated by a professional is the best route to take.
Not Sure Where to Start?
You’re not alone. That’s where we come in! The best way to ensure that your home is ready for the fall is to schedule a home energy audit. A home energy audit is like a visit to the doctor for your home: it evaluates what is working properly and efficiently, and what isn’t. The end result is an improvement for your home’s performance and a more comfortable living space this fall.