How To Prepare Your Home For Colder Weather


Is your home ready for the holidays? Guests or no guests, your home should keep you comfortable and protected from the weather that may be coming throughout fall and winter.

Here are a few things to check off your list:

HVAC Tune-Up

Winters in Middletown can get quite chilly. Whether it is your home or business, ensure indoors is nice and toasty.

If you have yet to have your HVAC tune-up, call today! You do not want to be left out in the cold with a broken heater.

Maintenance of your system can help lengthen its lifespan, give you peace of mind, avoid disasters and costly repairs, and save you money on energy bills.

During a tune-up and maintenance appointment, your filters, coils, outdoor units, motors, and more will be inspected.

Your filters should be changed at least every 2-3 months to help keep your system catching any indoor air pollutants.

Clean Chimney And Fireplace

Are you ready to cuddle up next to the fireplace and watch holiday movies as the temperatures drop outdoors?

If you haven’t had your fireplace and chimney inspected, be sure to do so, to keep your cozy fires going all season long.

A quick chimney sweep helps ensure your chimney and fireplace are safe to use and it can make you aware if maintenance is needed.

Also, get started on gathering firewood. Having a stock ready to go in your yard will keep your fire burning. Avoid using old wood, as it may have rotted.

Test Smoke Detectors

Along with a fire in your fireplace, it may be a good idea to test out your smoke detectors, and your carbon monoxide detectors.

These systems inside your home, keep your family safe. If your batteries are dead in your decorators, or you do not have them installed, consider investing in some.

Prepare for Winter Storms

Be prepared for whatever the forecast brings, by trimming trees near your home, ensuring you have surge protection for power outages and being stocked up on food.

Some things to stock up on may include:

  • Bottled water

  • Non-perishable food

  • Flashlights

  • First-aid supplies

  • Batteries

  • A smartphone charger

  • Food for any animals you may have

Cover Outdoor Furniture

Whether it is frost, snow, rain or just chilly, you may want to cover or bring your nice outdoor furniture indoors.

This will help your furniture last for years to come, without having to restore it after every cold-weather season.

Bring Out The Decor

Get out all the holiday decor and add some cheer to your home. Whether it is carving pumpkins for Halloween, getting out cornucopias and popery for thanksgiving, decorating the Christmas tree, or lighting the menorah, add some holiday cheer indoors and outdoors.

Decorating your home may give you the chance to be creative and take a break from any stressors 2020 has brought in.

Maybe add some decor, by doing a DIY project.

Holiday Cooking and Baking

Now that your home is cozy with a fire going, heater running and decorated, why not make it smell like the season.

Try baking something new. Pumpkin bread for Halloween and Thanksgiving, an assortment of cookies for Christmas.

Sweet treats like these can bring in Holiday cheer and sprinkle some festive fun for the whole family and any guests.

Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., are experts within the Middleton, Ohio area, and can provide top-notch assistance with your HVAC. Call us at (513) 422-2070 for all your HVAC needs!