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Preparing Your Home for Winter

As winter approaches, many homeowners in California begin to prepare their homes for cooler temperatures. While some people may be anxious about the colder weather, there are ways to make the experience more comfortable and even enjoyable. Here are a few tips on preparing your home for winter in California.

Indoor Air Quality

One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for winter is to improve indoor air quality. This can be done by installing a quality air filter in your HVAC system, vacuuming regularly, and keeping your windows and doors closed as much as possible. You can also improve your indoor air quality by using a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

All of these steps are important for keeping your indoor air clean and healthy. Closed windows and doors help keep out pollutants and allergens, while a quality air filter can remove particles from the air. A humidifier can help counteract the drying effects of winter weather, which can cause respiratory problems. This is especially important to help keep your family and holiday guests healthy.

HVAC Unit

One of the most important things you can do to prepare your home for winter is to take care of your HVAC system. This includes ensuring the filters are cleaned and replaced regularly and checking the refrigerant levels. You should also make sure that all of the components of your HVAC system are in good working order.

If you have a furnace, you should check the filters and furnace blower at least once a month. You should also check the flame sensor, pilot light, and heat exchanger. If you have a heat pump, you should check the outdoor unit for ice build-up and ensure the fans turn properly.

You can also help keep your HVAC system running properly by shutting off unused rooms and closing the doors. You should also keep the area around your HVAC unit clear to get proper airflow.

How We Can Help

With winter comes shorter days and colder weather, which means it’s more important than ever to ensure your home is a comfortable place to be. Our team of highly trained and experienced HVAC techs can help you achieve all of your comfort goals and needs this winter. From you indoor air quality to your furnace, our team is trained to help install, maintain, and repair any issue you’re facing.

For all of your HVAC and home comfort needs and questions contact Monarch Home Services at (661) 271-6099! Keep Your Home Comfortable 24/7.