Marquette, Mich. (WZMQ) – Winter brings lots of fun activities but also potential for damage to vehicles and homes.
Long periods of cold weather and slick icy roads can make way for costly repairs.
Service technicians at Swick home services in marquette say that now is the right time to make sure you checking up on systems in your home
Bruce Pietila a service technician at Swick says “this time of the year it’s important, your furnace and boilers are running for 9 months of the year they heat your home so you need to make sure they are running properly.”
According to Pietila, checking things like air filters can help to ensure your home is as efficient and safe as possible.
The air filter is crucial to the airflow of the heating system and will improve the quality of the air you’re breathing in your home.
Swick home services also recommend making sure you’re keeping an ear out for unusual sounds and having a professional inspect your furnace and boiler once a year, saying that inspections and maintenance helps to improve longevity and efficiency of your system.
Along with maintaining your home, the service department at Riverside Auto Mall told us that checking the condition of the tires on your vehicle is an important step to take.
By taking a quarter or penny and putting it in your tire treads you can easily see how prepared your vehicle is for the snow. If the coin goes anywhere over halfway down into the tire it might be time to take the vehicle into a mechanic or dealership.
According to the technicians, regular maintenance will not only save you money but it will keep you safe this winter as well.