Home Checklist for Fall
Service Your Heating Unit
Give your unit time to kick in. Cold weather is coming, and your HVAC can’t change from cooling to heating overnight. Be sure to replace the filters on your furnace, and clean your air ducts for better efficiency. You may want to consider scheduling a tune-up with a heating professional, who will check your system to ensure optimal performance and resolve any problems before it gets too cold.
Prep Your Plumbing
Prevent frozen pipes. Make sure your pipes are well insulated to prevent frozen pipes. Also, familiarize yourself with your water shut-off valve in case of an emergency.
Tend to Your Yard
Get in the last bit of yard work. Winter storms bring sleet, snow, and heavy rain. Be sure to shut off all outdoor hoses to avoid frozen pipes outdoors. Trim any trees that may be close to power lines or your roof. Lastly, make sure your gutters and downspouts are ready to handle anything the elements may throw at them.
Check Your Electric
More home fires happen in the winter. Ensure your family’s safety this season by checking your electrical outlets before company comes over. This includes outlets, large appliances, and smoke detectors.
Make a Maintenance Appointment
Stay warm all season long. Fall should be fun of pumpkin carving and cozy nights spent at home, not worrying about everything on your to-do list. To be sure your home is ready for the cold weather, schedule a maintenance appointment today!