If you need an easy home maintenance checklist on how to prepare your home for the fall season, this guide is perfect for you.
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Check your chimney
Chimney leaks and creosote buildup can lead to dangerous and even deadly chimney fires. Make sure to check for:
- Any structural damage
- Any blockages
- Proper Damper Operation
Check your roof
Regular roof maintenance will stop leaks before they happen, and is significantly cheaper than a roof replacement.
- Identify any shingles in need of replacement
- Inspect around chimneys and vents for damage
Check your gutters
Clogged gutters can cause damage to your roof and the exterior of your home, especially as winter approaches. Make sure your gutters are clear before ice has a chance to form.
- Clear your gutters of any leaks and debris
- Protect your gutters with mesh
Check for air leaks
Cracks and gaps in the windows and structure of your house can account for 10% of the energy that goes to waste in your home.
- Inspect your home from top to bottom for air leaks
- Use caulk or weather stripping materials to seal cracks and gaps
Check your filters
Your home uses multiple air filters to keep your indoor air as healthy as possible.
- Replace all furnace, ac, and other air purification filters to manufacturer specifications
Check your furnace
A proper inspection of your furnace ensures it is running at peak efficiency after being sidelined for the summer weather.
- Schedule an annual fall furnace inspection
Ready to get your home buttoned up for the winter? Contact DeHart Air Conditioning and Heating today to learn more or to schedule an appointment!