It seems as if it was yesterday that summer was on the horizon. Now, the summer weather is drawing to a close.

Soon you will be exchanging the cold air in your Dundalk furnace or boiler for warm air. Your unit needs to be prepared

for the transition. Before the weather gets cold, there are things you must do to winterize your unit. Here are 4 tips that can help.

Get an Inspection

The worst time to discover that your unit does not work is on the coldest day of the year. The best way to prepare for winter is to schedule an inspection by an HVAC professional.

During the inspection, your HVAC professional will determine whether each component is working. They will also clean your unit of dust particles or anything that might prevent it from functioning properly.

Another important action part of the inspection is changing the filter. A clean air filter enables your unit to work properly. It also keeps the air in your home fresh and free of allergens.

Reduce the Amount of Radon in Your Home

Radon is a dangerous gas that can harm your family members. Since radon is colorless and odorless, it is not easy to detect with the natural senses.

An HVAC professional can install a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) that reduces the amount of radon in your home. The HRV increases the air flow in your Dundalk home and removes air that is toxic.

Get Your Chimney Inspected

A chimney can store years of smoke and dust that affect the way your unit works. In some instances, built-up materials will cause a fire. To ensure the safety of your family, contact a professional to have your chimney winterized.

Change Your Thermostat

If you have a thermostat that is old, you should contact a professional to determine whether it should be changed. An older thermostat can stop working at any moment and prevent your family from being properly heated.

Another reason to purchase a new thermostat is you will save money. It has been estimated that electronic thermostats can save approximately 10 percent in heating costs during the year.

In a few short months, the winter season will come. It is essential for your furnace or boiler to be ready for it when it arrives.

Ensure that your furnace is in working order before the winter frost! Call Reliability Home at (443) 399-8663 now to winterize your Dundalk, MD home early.