Sometimes the weather gets really cold. Our town is always covered in snow and ice. It’s important to be prepared for the winter. That means making sure the house is ready for cold weather! Each year in November, me and my spouse spend a whole month getting our house winterized. This includes repairing all of the caulk and any drafty windows. During this time, we also clean the air vents and air ducts. Taking good care of our heating and cooling unit, means having an indoor air quality that is free of contaminants and dust. We schedule our winter service appointment for the HVAC system. The local HVAC contractor performs an exhaustive examination of our HVAC unit. He checks the mechanical parts of the system like the motor, the belts, etc. He also checks our electrical components for loose connections or frayed wires. The HVAC contractor also checks the air vents to make sure they are all securely tightly. The whole winter service appointment takes about 55 minutes to complete. It doesn’t cost very much either, so we can afford the maintenance. With the HVAC system serviced and the furnace ready for the winter, we can relax nicely and know all will be smooth!