Fall Maintenance Tips #1
Although the temperatures are still in the 70s and 80s, fall is right around the corner and winter is not far behind. But before the weather grows colder it’s important to prepare for winter months to help prevent costly damage. In September we are going to focus on things inside the home. Below are the fall preventative maintenance steps that every homeowner should follow.
Consider having a professional check out your heating system to ensure it is properly functioning prior to when the temperature drops significantly during the winter months. We can diagnose minor problems and fix them before they turn into major repairs or replacements. This ensures it is working correctly and keeps your family warm all winter long.
Yes, another reminder to keep that filter nice and clean. An easy step to help your system from overworking all year round is getting in the routine of changing your filter. Ideally it is changed out monthly but no more than every two months or so.
It’s important to take a look at your equipment such as your water heater and furnace to check if you notice anything such as water leaking. Periodically checking ensures that nothing is missed, and it doesn’t turn into a bigger problem before it is too late.
Test all the detectors in your home to make sure they are properly working. Batteries should be replaced every 6 months. Use the changing of the seasons as a reminder to replace the batteries so the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work all year round and keep your family safe. Having fresh batteries so there’s no doubt that they’re working properly.
Inspect for Leaks
Chances are likely that somewhere in your home air is leaking out of the windows, doors or attic. It’s a good idea to check for those spots that might be leaking and install weather stripping or caulk to the areas that might be leaking. Sealing the leaks keeps your system from overworking. This will also help lower your energy bill.