Home Winterization Tips from Dowd Mechanical

Whether you’re the type of person who swears by the Farmer’s Almanac, or somebody who relies on Google for up-to-date weather forecasts, Dowd Mechanical wants to make sure you’re not left in the cold this winter season. With a freezing winter in the forecast, we decided to offer a couple tips on how you can winterize your home and stay comfortable on even the chilliest nights.

As experts in providing heating services in Bucks County and the surrounding areas, we’ve seen it all. Here are a few of the most common ways we advise our customers to prepare their home for the winter season:

Caulk Your Windows and Doors

If your home isn’t properly insulated, what’s the point of turning on your heater? Energy bills typically increase during the winter. But, by identifying simple leaks around your home and sealing them up with caulk, you can save yourself extra money. Caulking supplies are easy-to-use and relatively inexpensive, so pull up a couple of YouTube tutorials, take a trip to the hardware store, and say goodbye to indoor drafts that can significantly lower your home’s temperature.

Be Proactive With Your Plumbing

Making sure the pipes in your home are safe during the harsh winter months is an important tip for winterizing your home. Your local plumber can inspect the piping to see if there are any risks of freezing or leaking. Remember that a faulty heating system can directly lead to frozen or burst pipes in the winter, so make sure to get your HVAC and plumbing inspections done around the same time.

Program Your Thermostat

You’ll never hear anybody complain about saving money, and by programming your thermostat to align with your schedule you can do just that. Sometimes the simplest things are overlooked, but a little element like your thermostat can make a big difference in your heating bills. By programming your thermostat, you’ll keep your home temperature consistent and decrease the costs associated with temperature fluctuations. Some “smart” thermostats even learn your preferred temperature patterns.

Get Your Heating System Inspected

If you want the guarantee that your winter indoors will be a warm one, make a call to Dowd and ask one of our technicians to come out to inspect your home heating system. As we inspect your heating system as a whole, we’ll suggest how you can increase your savings, and which services, replacements, or repairs would benefit you most this season. Our heating services in Fort Washington, PA, and the neighboring areas will resolve any issues and have your heating running at max capacity.

Keep yourself warm in this winter: call Dowd Mechanical now at (215) 515-2999 and ask how you can qualify for a $200 discount on any heating system installation!