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Winterize Your Home Heating System

It’s no secret that winter can be tough in Canada. Above all, winter is not the season to take any chances with your heating system. Fall is when you need to start preparing your heating system to ensure it works properly when you need it the most. Therefore, it’s prudent to add “heating system servicing” to your fall home maintenance task list. With a little advance planning, you’ll be toasty warm all winter long. Here are 5 steps to help you winterize your home heating system. 5 Steps to Winterize Your Home Heating System 1. Schedule a Pre-season Heating System Tune-up A professional maintenance check by a qualified HVAC contractor is the best way to ensure your heating system is primed for winter. A contractor will check the vents, thermostat and air ducts. Also, they’ll lubricate moving parts and tighten electrical connections. For boiler-equipped homes, they’ll inspect the damper, exhaust fan,…