Prepare Your Home for Fall with this Easy Maintenance Checklist

Home surrounded by trees with fall leavesSummer is quickly nearing the end, and cooler fall days are on their way. You’re probably aware that there’s a lot on your to-do list, both inside and outside of your home, as you prepare for the autumn weather ahead. We’re sharing this checklist to help you as you prepare for the cooler weather to come.

Fall Maintenance Checklist

Check your heating system

It’s that time of year again – the time for you to call your heating contractor to schedule your heating system maintenance. This will help ensure your system is operating properly, and providing you with maximum efficiency and comfort.

Call in your local chimney sweep

If you have a wood stove or fireplace, you should have it inspected by a professional every year. That way, you’ll have the peace of mind in knowing it will be ready to fire up on those chilly nights ahead.

Change direction

On your ceiling fan, that is. Make sure your blades are moving clockwise to force warm air down into your living space. This will allow you to turn your thermostat down a couple of degrees, which in turn will help you save on heating costs.

Inspect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Replace batteries and test alarms to make sure your smoke and CO detectors are working as they should be. In this case, an ounce of prevention is definitely worth a pound of cure – properly operating detectors can save your life.

Check your seals

Are your windows and doors drafty? Now is the time to look for cracked windows and leaky seals, and get them repaired with caulk and weather-stripping.

Make sure your AC is ready for winter

Yes, it’s important to take care of your AC unit in the fall, too. Clean around it, removing any leaves or debris that have accumulated around it. Cover the unit loosely to protect it from the icy, snowy weather ahead.

At Family Danz, fall is a busy time for us, too, as we help customers with their annual preventive maintenance, and install new heating equipment for those who want to get ahead of Old Man Winter. When you’re ready to get the fall heating services you need, we’re ready to help. Simply call us at (518) 427-8685, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with any furnace need you may have.