Winter weather came blasting into western Massachusetts this week. 22news reporter Tasmania whitlow joins us from our Hampshire county bureau with information on how you can prepare your home for the cold temperatures.
There are some things you can do to help keep you and your family warm in the colder months.
- One very important step is making sure your heating system is working properly.
- Springfield all of a sudden it just got cold it’s feeling a lot like winter, which means it’s time to make sure your heating system is ready for frosty temperatures making sure my heating is working properly.
Joshua Smith, Berkshire heating and air conditioning if you have a wood stove you have to get your chimney cleaned, to be safe, so you don’t end up with a chimney fire, if you have boiler you should have it tuned up by a reputable company, once a year, to make sure your operating at peak efficiency. Heating recommends you change the filter in your furnace every 30 to 90 days, to maximize the heat in your home, Berkshire heating, and air conditioning.
If it’s not changed they are not going to get proper heat ever source energy will perform an efficiency assessment of your home, a service that’s free for customers Dan Jones, Springfield well, they’re going to check my windows and make sure my electric and my sockets, and stuff like that, because I’m up there in the 60s, so, I try to maintain what I have weatherizing your home is great way to keep your heat from leaking out through cracks a laser infrared thermal gun can detect cold drafts.
You can start by sealing doors and windows and making sure your attic is well insulated a door sweep will stop cold drafts from seeping into your home that will cost less than $40 bucks. Energy star recommends using a programmable thermostat, to save an average of $180 dollars a year reporting from our bureau.