Prepping your new Arizona home for season weather shifts
Even though Arizona is sunny and beautiful throughout the year, there are several things a new homeowner should do to prepare for seasonal weather shifts. For example, to prepare for the summer make sure your air conditioner or heat pump is in good shape. One way to do this is to check your attic insulation. Summer heating bills can be reduced by adding attic insulation. In addition, seal air leaks. This can be accomplished by caulking around doors and windows and replacing worn weather stripping. Also, before turning on your AC, check your air filter. A dirty air filter will hinder airflow and that makes your AC run less efficiently. In addition get a tune-up from an AC professional. Your AC professional will keep your system running smoothly all summer.
In contrast, preparing your Arizona home for winter is a must and is not hard to do; just a few simple steps will do it. One step is to change your furnace filter. Changing it once a month will keep it functioning efficiently. Also, schedule an annual furnace checkup. In addition, check your trees to see if they are healthy. Trimming your trees before winter can prevent them from shedding limbs in high winds. One other easy step is to check the weather stripping around doors and windows. Hot summers can crack and wear out the stripping around your doors and windows and that can increase your energy bills.