It’s springtime in Texas! Time for warm weather, longer days, and stormy weather. North Texas has seen its share of damaging storms in the spring. That’s why it’s important to protect your home and get it ready for the threat of severe weather. We’ve listed a few things you can do around the house so you and your family can be prepared to weather the storm.
1) Seal air leaks
Springtime can mean fluctuating temperatures. Keep the temps in your home stable by sealing up air leaks. If you live in an older home, between 20% and 50% of your energy bill can come from air escaping outside through cracks near windows and doors. Save money and keep your home comfortable by taking care of those leaks ASAP!
2) Check gutters
Your home’s gutter system is designed to carry water away from your home and it’s foundation for proper draining. But gutters can become clogged with debris over time. This debris can cause water to spill over and drain where it shouldn’t be. Debris in the gutter also absorb water like a sponge, adding more weight that the gutters can’t handle and causing them to bend and break. Taking the time to maintain your gutter system can save you money and headaches down the line. Add it to your to-do list every few weeks to keep your home dry!
3) Prepare a safety plan
Planning and awareness are some of your best tools during severe weather season. Make sure to sign up to receive severe weather alerts so you know when to take action. Identify a safe space in your home, like a storm shelter or interior room, where your family can take shelter. It’s always a good idea to have a safety kit ready with all the necessities.
- Radio with extra batteries
- Tennis shoes or work boots
- Fully charged cell phone
- Car keys
- Your ID
- Bottled water
- Your prescription medicine
If you ever have to take shelter in your home, remember to bring heavy blankets or a mattress to cover yourself. Stay low and keep your head and neck protected.
4) Service HVAC system
The change in the weather is the perfect time to make sure your HVAC system is in proper working order. Scheduling a tune up will ensure that your system isn’t wasting energy or costing you more money than it should. Our expert technicians will also catch any potential problems that could turn into major system breakdowns. Scheduling a tune up can also benefit you in the future. By taking part in Family Savings Club, you will receive a 15% discount and priority scheduling on any future appointments. Start the season knowing that your HVAC system can handle whatever temperatures the weather brings! Call 940-566-1122 for all the details.