Football season is here, halloween decorations are filling up retail stores, and soon leaves will be changing colors; it’s safe to say that fall is almost here! Congrats on making it through a very hot summer! Although warm temperatures will be here for the next month or so, cooler weather is on its way, which makes now the best time to start preparing your home!
At ServiceOne, we offer a variety of home maintenance services to ensure your home and home systems are working properly and keeping you comfortable. Following a Fall home maintenance checklist is important to prepare your home for the colder months ahead. Below, we provide some fall maintenance tips to help you get started!
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 the quality of air 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
Now during the year is one of the best times to water your lawn. 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.
Clean your chimney
Whether you use your fireplace or not, you should clean your chimney out every fall. If you use your fireplace regularly, it’s recommended that you have your fireplace and chimney inspected by a professional during the fall as well. This will prevent chimney fires from happening and ensure that your fireplace is safe to use!
Lastly, you want to make sure that your plumbing pipes are well insulated. Pipes that aren’t insulated well are more prone to freezing, which ultimately can turn into a huge plumbing disaster. If you want to make sure your plumbing system is ready to go, do not hesitate to call a ServiceOne plumber!
Using a Fall Home maintenance checklist is vital in keeping your home working properly and safe. Use these fall maintenance tips to keep you and your family comfortable all winter long!
At ServiceOne, we offer a variety of home maintenance services! From HVAC, plumbing and electrical, we got you covered. Visit our website to learn more about our home services!