Time flies, doesn’t it? Few more days and the heating season will officially start. Before we head on to these special months, it’s important to make sure that your home will stay safe and cozy. Check out these five home maintenance tasks you must do for fall.
Empty Your Gutters
Your gutters are real saver for your home. However, we often forget that they also need some saving. If neglected—leaves, grime, and other debris can clog or ruin them. Make sure to clean and clear your gutters to prevent the damage it can cause to your home’s interior and overall comfort.
Examine Your Roof
Before the cold weather hits hard, prepare your home’s roof ahead of time. Inspect your roof for missing, loose, or broken shingles. Repair or replace them if needed to avoid further damage and unwanted problems in the future.
Check For Drafts
Do not let the sneaky, cold air affect your comfort and cause your energy bills to rise. Check the sources of drafts such as doors, windows, electrical outlets, attic, and vents. Replace old weather stripping and seal small cracks and gaps to ensure that your home is properly insulated. Then, just like Elsa from the movie ‘Frozen’, you can confidently say “the cold never bothers me anyway.”
Store Your Hoses
Fall is the time to store your garden hoses. Be sure to drain them properly before storing them indoors. Also, turn off all your outdoor faucets. This way, you can prevent them from freezing up or bursting when the temperature drops.
Schedule A Furnace Tune-Up
As the fall season gets underway, it is a good idea to schedule your furnace for a tune-up. This allows the experts to check, clean, and test your system. With a tune-up service, you can detect problems at an early stage and fix them immediately. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that your heating system will work properly and can keep you comfortable throughout the year.
Follow these home maintenance tasks, and you will be ready to withstand the harsh weather that is coming. For more helpful tips or HVAC updates, keep checking our blog. Also, for any emergency service, don’t hesitate to contact us at Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating. Our expert team will be there to help you with your comfort needs.