Fall is Here! Is Your Home Ready?
May 11, 2023
With fall in full swing, it’s time to get into the fall spirit. Though it may seem like a long time until we can experience cooler weather here in Las Vegas, it’s time to start thinking about prepping your home for it.
Prepping for cooler weather can ensure that your home is ready for seasons to come. In the Las Vegas Valley, the bitter chill of winter can happen almost overnight. It might seem premature now, but you may be surprised by what some preventative maintenance can do for your budget, and your system.
See below for some expert tips to prep your home for a safe and comfortable fall season:
- Detect for Carbon Monoxide: If you’re planning on firing up your fireplace this winter, get your home checked by a professional, and consider installing a carbon monoxide detector now. A detector can alert you to odorless carbon monoxide emitted from furnaces, fireplaces, stoves and other gas-fired appliances, such as space heaters.
- Insulate & Weather Strip: Check your home’s window insulation to ensure heat is not leaking out. If your windows aren’t properly sealed, you’ll end up spending more, because the unit will need to work overtime for lost air. Gaps in caulk and weather-stripping can account for 10% of your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Adjust Your Blinds: On sunny days, take advantage of the sun to bring in heat. Adjust blinds so they are open and tilted toward the ceiling, but be sure to close the blinds at sundown.
- Ceiling Fans: Set your ceiling fan in the clockwise position, on low. The fan can help circulate warm air all around the room.
Find a trusted heating and air conditioning company to help with any safety or energy concerns you may have as we transition into the cooler months.
Last Updated: February 22, 2024