I just hit the finish line for this year’s winter prep on the house and the HVAC equipment.
I finished up this past weekend which is a full week before my deadline.
I like to be done with the prep on the house by Thanksgiving week and that’s right around the corner. From the HVAC equipment to the rest of the house, I’m all about winter preparations. So this year, I think I’ll make myself an extra turkey sandwich with a big bowl of mashed potatoes and gravy as a victory lap. Normally, I try to get going on the preparations for winter by the time the kids are headed off to school. I get a full winter’s worth of firewood delivered to the house. We have wood stove in the basement which works as both a supplemental and emergency heating method. After that I called HVAC company to have them come out to do the fall Heating maintenance appointment. This is something I’ve always been consistent about because HVAC maintenance pay is off. Getting the fall heating maintenance ensures both the best efficiency as well as keeping the gas furnace in top shape for the load that comes with a cold winter. In between those things, I go down my list to make sure that the house is sealed up really tight. Whether that’s replacing weather stripping or adding more insulation, it’s all about a tight house. We’re just now starting to get the first blast of cold. The gas furnace is kicking on and staying on a lot longer now. Soon, we’ll be into the teeth of winter and I’ll be very glad that I’m saving so much on HVAC heating costs due to winter prep.