Nov 21 2015

clean airAutumn in Maryland is a stunning season of changing leaves, crisp air, and plenty of pumpkin spice. As much as you enjoy the beautiful weather outside, you still want to keep your Maryland home cozy with ideal temperatures and fresh air. Maintain that welcome fall and winter warmth with some quick and simple maintenance tasks around the home.

Change Your HVAC Filter

Before you turn your heater on for the first time this fall, take a moment to check the furnace filter. If your filter is dirty, the accumulated dust will make your heater work harder than necessary, and you won’t enjoy the efficient warmth that your system is capable of producing. Swapping your filter out for a new one takes just seconds, so don’t neglect this task.

Warm Up with Rugs

Keep bare feet cozy and comfortable this fall by layering soft rugs on the floor. Try something thicker and plusher than you use in the summer and spring. This is particularly important on hardwood, tile, or laminate floors, which are much colder than carpet.

Swap Out Your Linens

Maryland experiences significant temperature fluctuations between summer and winter. Keep two sets of linens on hand for a seasonal swap that increases comfort. Try flannel sheets, an extra blanket, and a heavier duvet for your cold-weather bedding. Add a soft throw blanket to couches and chairs for a cozier gathering space.

Examine Your Windows

Check around your windows for cracks that will let cold air seep through. Seal these with caulk and add weatherstripping around the edges of the window for a better seal. If you are considering an upgrade, look into double glazing, which puts an added layer of protection between you and the cold.

For more help with maintaining a cozy home this fall, contact Coastal Heating & Air at 410-919-0110. Don’t forget to schedule your annual fall maintenance check, to make sure that you are getting the most energy-efficient performance possible from your heating system throughout the fall and winter seasons.

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