December is already a very busy month, so we won’t add too much to your To-Do List.
Furnace Filters: Improve your indoor air quality by changing the furnace filters. Ideally, you should change the filters every three months during the heating season, more often if you have pets. Maintaining a good airflow will keep your furnace from working harder, saving you money.
Dryer Vents: Clean your outside dryer vents. Check the outdoor vent while the dryer is running to ensure air is flowing freely. If lint is allowed to clog the vent, the dryer will have to work harder to dry the clothing, raising energy costs and can become a fire hazard. Blockages in the venting system of a gas clothes dryer can allow harmful carbon monoxide fumes to backup into the home.
Finally, ensure all dryer vents are metal, not plastic.