Even if the weather hasn’t started to change, it’s never too early to start preparing your Corpus Christi, Texas, home for winter. It’s better to start these easy chores when the weather is still nice outside before the cold weather strikes.

Schedule a Tuneup for Your Heater

While the weather is mild, schedule a tuneup for your heater with your HVAC contractor. During peak season, HVAC contractors are busy with air conditioner repairs and maintenance as well as heater replacements.

During the fall, they have more time to focus on heating tuneups. You should also schedule your tuneup before the cold season to ensure that it won’t let you down when you need it most.

Perform a Visual Inspection of the Outside

Before winter storms start, visually inspect the outside of your home. Make sure the gutters are clear of leaves and debris. Take any patio furniture that you don’t expect to use during the winter inside. Double check that hoses are completely turned off, free of leaks and put away.

After hurricane season is over, check the roof for missing shingles or damage, and replace them if needed. Finally, prepare your garden and landscaping for the colder months.

Check Your Insulation

Insulation is important during both the winter and the summer. Insulation works to keep your air conditioned or heated air inside. It also keeps the outside air from leaking in.

Typically, the fall and spring are good seasons to double-check the insulation and call in an expert to improve the insulation. You don’t want to go through another season with limited insulation and waste valuable energy from air leakages.

Now is the time to schedule your tuneup for winter. If you want to schedule an appointment or you have other HVAC needs, we are the people to call. Contact Bodine-Scott at (361) 883-9900 to speak with an experienced professional today.

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