Is your home ready for Fall?
Colder weather is on the way and there are several ways to get your home ready. Our plumbing and heating experts give you tips for your home.
Fall Home Checklist
Whether you have a forced air furnace or radiant heat, this is the time of year that you need some TLC. Our HVAC experts are here to prep your system for those colder temperature and ensure that your heating system keeps you warm all winter long.
- Furnace/Radiant Heat Inspection – Whether you have a furnace or radiant heat system, it’s important to get it professionally inspected at the beginning of the season. An inspection helps you avoid unexpected repairs by cleaning and inspecting the system. Our inspection also includes carbon monoxide testing to ensure there are no leaks in your heating system.
- Swamp Cooler Winterization – As a part of our professional service, our experts will shutdown and winterize your swamp cooler. This is important to prevent any broken water lines when the temperature drops.
Other home maintenance tips
Here are some other tips you can do around your house to get your house ready for fall/winter and identify any minor issues to prevent major problems.
Install An Outdoor Faucet Cover
It’s a good idea to install a faucet cover on your outdoor spigots. This keeps your faucet from freezing and breaking. Faucet covers are inexpensive and can be found at most home improvement stores.
Winterize Your Hoses And Sprinkler System
Make sure that your sprinkler system is properly winterized so that it doesn’t freeze and cause leaks in the spring. Also make sure to disconnect your hoses from outdoor faucets.
Seal Window And Doorframes
Heat loss can be a problem in during the cold months. Insulating cracks around windows and doors can help to minimize the problem. Purchase a weatherproof, paintable caulk and use it to seal around windows and doors.
Clean Gutters And Downspouts
Gutters and downspouts can get clogged by leaves and debris during the summer and fall. Make sure to clean that out to give snow melt and rain runoff a place to go.
Insulate Pipes And Unheated Areas
Exposed pipes in unheated areas like the garage are at risk of freezing and bursting. Insulate pipes like these. Pipe insulation is inexpensive and can be purchased at most home improvement stores.
Install A Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of combustion. This means your furnace or boiler can produce it. This becomes a problem if the equipment is old or damaged. Install a carbon monoxide detector to warn you of leaks.
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