Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Service your winter gear! Get your snow shovels out. Make sure they are in good condition. If not, you’ll need to get new ones. Better to have everything ready rather than wait until the first snow!
Clean up and put away your summer gear. Drain the gas and oil from your lawn mower and weed eater. Clean this lawn equipment and move it into storage for the winter. Leaving this equipment outside during the winter months can reduce the life expectancy.
Revitalize your lawn! Fall is the best time to rejuvenate your lawn! Fertilize and reseed any areas that need a little extra love.
Winterize. Wrap up and put hoses into storage. Insulate outdoor faucets and winterize your sprinkler system. You want to avoid pipes freezing and adding wear and tear on the exterior fixtures.
Schedule maintenance for your chimney! You should have your chimney cleaned and inspected every year. This will reduce the likelihood of smoke or soot damage in your home. Having yearly maintenance on your chimney will also keep your fireplace in its best condition. You want to be able to use your fireplace to keep warm on those cold nights ahead!
Check your gutters. During the fall a lot of leaves, double samaras (also known as helicopters), twigs and other debris get blown around and often find a home in your gutters. It is important to make sure your gutters are clean and rain water can flow easily thru your downspouts.
Change your air filters. According to energystar.gov, you should change the filters in your home either once a month or once every three months depending on the type your using. Check the manufacturer’s label on the filters your using to find out how often you should change the filters in your home.
Schedule for your HVAC unit to be serviced. Having your HVAC unit serviced can ensure that your furnace is ready to use when the weather gets colder. Having regular maintenance on your HVAC unit can also help with the efficiency of your furnace.
Have your ducts cleaned. By having your ducts cleaned you are helping your furnace to pump the warm air more efficiently through your home. If your HVAC has been operating for some time without attention, it could be circulating one or more of the following:
- Dirt and debris
- Other contaminants
For more information on HVAC and air duct cleaning call us today at 315-457-3432. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule to have your air ducts cleaned.