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Fall Is Here! Protect Your Home From The Seasons.

  December 10, 2016       Admin       0

Here are some simple things you can do to help prepare for the harsh weather ahead:

1. Inspect and clean your gutters and downspouts. Clogged gutters can potentially collect water that may get into your foundation or basement. Avoid the trouble by doing some dirty work!

2. Seal gaps/cracks around your windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulk. This can help keep your home warmer during those frigid months of the year and will also help with your heating bill.

3. Inspect your roof for damaged or curled shingles. If a problem were to be discovered after the snow falls, it may take until the stars aligned for proper maintenance to be able to take place. It’s best to check it out beforehand.

4. Winterize your outdoor spigots and sprinkler systems. This one is pretty obvious. You should always blow out your sprinklers to avoid the disaster of having the pipes burst.

5. Clean and replace your furnace filters. This simple step to protecting your home can save you money on your heating bill and can help protect your furnace from failure.

6. Have a professional inspect your heating system. If your furnace is getting up there in years, you may want to consider having it inspected before it gets too cold. Because everyone knows if your furnace decides to fail, it will be on the coldest day of the year.

7. Winterize your air conditioner. Cleaning and protecting your HVAC unit is something you should consider. It may not seem helpful during winter but it will deter you from having to purchase a replacement unit once summer rolls around.

8. Test all smoke and CO detectors. Although these detectors should be tested each month, it is especially important to test them during the winter months when you are spending the most time inside your home.

9. Clean your humidifier and replace the filter. Similar to the detectors, your humidifier should be cleaned and the filter replaced every couple of months. But you may want to consider doing it more often since it will probably be used more frequently during the winter months.

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