Football season is just about here, and soon the leaves outside will begin changing colors. It’s safe to say that the summer months are dwindling and fall is right around the corner. As we start to leave the summer heat in the rearview mirror, now is the perfect time to start preparing your home for the fall and winter months ahead.
At ServiceOne, we offer a variety of home maintenance services to make sure your home and systems are in good condition throughout the entire year. To keep your home in good working order and reduce the risk of repairs or replacements in the future, regular maintenance is essential. Below, we discuss some fall home maintenance tips homeowners can start doing now!
Have your furnace inspected
One of the most important things homeowners can do before the cold months is have their furnace inspected. Cold air is meant to stay outside during the winter months, and your home’s furnace makes sure of this. So, before the cold weather comes, it’s essential that you make sure your furnace is working properly, as well as get any issues fixed. Now is another great time to be sure to change your home’s air filter, which will help improve air quality as well as the efficiency of your HVAC system.
At ServiceOne, we offer furnace maintenance services to ensure that your furnace is working properly and ready to go for winter.
Check for drafts
Another thing to do this fall is check your exterior doors and windows for drafts. If you notice spots where air is coming in and out, or your weatherstripping is worn down, be sure to get these fixed! Drafts can cause your home to feel less comfortable and ultimately increase your energy bill.
Turn off your sprinklers
The next month or so is the best time of the year for homeowners to water their lawns. However, as the cold weather begins to move in, you do not want to forget to turn your sprinkler system off. It’s also a good idea to remove sprinkler heads that are close to the curb and driveway, which could become damaged during snow removal.
Lastly, you want to make sure that your plumbing is well insulated. Pipes that aren’t insulated well are more prone to freezing, which ultimately can turn into a huge plumbing disaster. It’s also important to pay attention to your home’s water heater and make sure it’s working properly. During the winter, your water heater will have to work twice as hard, so making sure it’s working well will reduce a chain of issues from happening in the future.
If you want to make sure your plumbing system is ready to go, do not hesitate to call a ServiceOne plumber!
Home maintenance is so important to prolong the life of your home’s systems and major appliances, and now is a great time of the year to start doing so. If you have any questions about the best home maintenance practices this fall, give our team a call today! We are happy to assist you in whatever way possible.