How to Prepare Your Home and Furnace for Winter

May 16, 2023

Winter is upon us here in the Las Vegas area, which means it’s time to switch over from air conditioning to heat. With relatives descending upon our homes this holiday season, now is a great time to have your home’s heating system inspected to make sure it’s running efficiently and safely, since it’s been hibernating through the hot summer months. Plus, maintaining your home’s heating system regularly could potentially lower your energy bills, and increase the lifespan of your unit, while keeping your property and family safer through the holidays and in the long run.

Here are a few steps from the experts at Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing to improve your comfort inside the home this season:

Clean your HVAC ducts

Ducts are used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) to deliver and remove air from each room. It is important to clean your unit’s air and heating ducts regularly to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness. If your family is sensitive to dust and pet dander, this could be especially important for the times of year when you’re running your furnace more often.

Get your windows ready

If winter gusts bring in a steely chill to your room, it may mean your windows need sealing. Without properly-sealed windows, you could be letting heated air out, forcing your unit to work overtime. Apply a weather-sealing strip, or chat with your local window professional for solutions.

Consider a programmable thermostat

If you have an older thermostat, consider replacing with a programmable unit. What’s more, a Wi-Fi thermostat could be a great gift this holiday season! These high-tech tools can save on overall energy and heating costs, and can be programmed from anywhere during the busy holiday season.

While some may think annual winter prep is unnecessary in the desert because extreme weather conditions don’t usually apply, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Your home is one of your biggest investments, and it’s important to make sure your home’s HVAC system is properly maintained to ensure its longevity.

To schedule a service appointment with Yes! Air Conditioning and Plumbing, or to learn more about how to prep your home and furnace for cooler weather, visit or call 844-216-9300.

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Last Updated: October 11, 2023