- September 29, 2017
- Posted by: impakt
- Category: Uncategorized
Fall is the perfect time to get all of your home maintenance and winter preparation projects
done. Help get your home ready for winter with these fall maintenance tips:
1. Check windows and doors.
This is one of the easiest ways to save on winter energy bills and keep your house from getting
cold. Make sure there are not cracks, leaks or air coming through the window sills or door
2. Service you heating and air conditioning.
Having your air conditioner and furnace units cleaned twice a year- spring and fall- will help your
family stay healthier and expand the life of your units. A professional cleaning is inexpensive
and takes a very short amount of time.
3. Check your fireplace or wood burner.
Do a visual inspection of your fireplace to make sure that it is in good working order. Have a
professional inspect and clean your chimney once per year.
4. Clean your water heater.
You can clean your water heater by simply draining it. Allow all of the water in the tank to come
out. This will get rid of any buildup that is in the heater due to sediment and will help prevent it
from building up during the winter.
5. Protect your hose.
Empty the water from your garden hose and sore it for the winter.
6. Check your roof.
Take a look at your roof- even from the ground- and see if there are any missing shingles or
holes in the roof. Make sure your gutters are clear of leaves, sticks and debris.
7. Clean out the garage.
Make sure that any unused gas in equipment is removed and stored properly. Allowing the gas
to sit in the fuel tanks can cause sediment in the tank and can potentially ruin the equipment.
Since it may be out of use for months, fall is a good time to do this.