Winter will be here soon. No matter how much we wish for the warm temperatures to stick around, history has shown us that snow will soon fly here in Colorado. Some of you may be excited that winter is arriving – after all – snow means great skiing and snowboarding this year. Whether you’re excited or saddened by the coming of winter, you need to prepare your home for the colder temperatures. But, what all is involved in this preparation? Here are a few tips from an expert Denver electrician to help you on your way:
1. Consider a Standby Generator
If the power goes out, you will quickly realize just how much you rely on your heat during the winter in Colorado. You may want to consider installing a backup generator that will kick in should the power go out in your area. Have questions about backup generators, including price, installation, and effectiveness? Don’t hesitate to give us a call here at Electric Doctor – we would love to answer your questions!
2. Seal Cracks
One of the best things you can do to prepare for winter is to make sure any cracks are sealed so that the warm air you are paying for doesn’t escape. You can save a lot of money by simply making sure these cracks are sealed. For example, check for cracks along your windows and your door. Make sure the weather stripping is in good condition, and caulk or seal any cracks to keep warm air in and cold air out.
3. Check Your Furnace
Your furnace will be working hard this winter. Now is the time to give it a little love. Make sure it is in good repair, and fix any problems that have arisen over the years. For example, clean it annually as sediment can clog it – it won’t work as efficiently. And, change your filter regularly during the winter – this will increase the air flow and keep it running efficiently through the winter months.
4. Check Lighting
The light will grown dimmer during the winter. You’ll need more light in your home, and you’ll have to use lights more often. Switch out your lightbulbs with energy efficient lights (if you haven’t already). Additionally, make sure you have enough lighting in your home. Call an electrician if you need additional sockets installed so that you don’t have extension cords running all throughout your home.
Call an Experienced Electrician for all Electrical Needs and Winter Preparation
There are many ways an electrician can help prepare your home for the winter. If you have questions about socket installations, or adding a backup generator to your home, don’t hesitate to call an experienced electrician at Electric Doctor. All our electricians are fully licensed and insured, and we have helped hundreds of people throughout the Denver metro area with all their electrical needs. Give us a call today!
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