After a record-breaking, heat-filled summer, it’ll be nice to finally enjoy some brisker weather for a few months. Fall is a great time for everyone because it’s not too hot, there’s (usually) no snow, and it’s not too cold yet either. It’s the season that passes by the quickest, however, as the brutal Michigan winter inevitably rears its ugly head.

That’s why fall should be enjoyed as much as possible, but it’s an important season for home improvement as well. You have to do everything you can to prepare yourself and your home for another brutal winter. Some chores, like making sure your heating services are working properly, are essential no matter how brutal the winter gets, but here are some other tips every homeowner should keep in mind before winter finally arrives.

Upgrade Your Boiler or Furnace

Improving your home’s burner or furnace from 56% efficiency to 90% efficiency in an average cold-climate home will save approximately 1.5 tons of carbon dioxide emission each year, so long as you use gas. If you use oil to heat your home, improving the burner or furnace to 90% efficiency will actually save 2.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, you’ll sleep better at night knowing your new furnace and boiler will hold up for years to come.

Periodically Make Sure Everything Looks Right

Your most important job as a homeowner is to make sure everything is working correctly and looks good. All you have to do is take a walk around your home and check out everything for signs of obvious wear and tear. The worst thing you can do is spend all fall neglecting your home’s amenities. Before you know it, it will be too late. Even if you own a brand new heating or cooling system, you should at least take a look once a month to make sure there are no issues.

Have a Professional Take a Look at Your Heating and Cooling Systems

Checking yourself is just to make sure there is no imminent danger to your home, but the best way to ensure a worry-free winter is to have a professional repair service take a look at your heating and cooling appliances. Making sure you stay up to date on HVAC maintenance and repair is essential for keeping your home warm during the cold winter.

Looking for the most reliable HVAC services Lansing, Michigan, has to offer? Contact Hager Fox if you need assistance with any heating or cooling issues today!