Before winter sets in, it can be helpful to go through a fall maintenance checklist to make sure your house is ready for colder temperatures. Ensuring that your property is in order before the coldest days of winter roll through will keep you comfortable and safe this winter, and help your house to emerge unscathed in the spring.
Important Fall Home Maintenance Tips
While there are hundreds of things to remember to get your house ready in the fall for winter, some tasks are of the utmost importance. Here are some of the ones you definitely don’t want to miss:
Check Your Roof and Foundation
Before the temperature drops, have an inspection of your roof and foundation done to make sure no damage has gone unnoticed.
Get Your Furnace Checked
Now is the time to have an HVAC technician come and perform routine preventative maintenance on your furnace to avoid emergency breakdowns during the winter.
Seal Drafts Around Doors and Windows
You’d be surprised at how much small drafts can increase your heating usage, not to mention your heating bills!
Clear Your Gutters
Whether you do it yourself or have a general contractor clean them for you, you need your gutters cleared to eliminate the possibility of water or ice getting stuck and causing damage to your roof during the winter.
Close Up Your Irrigation System
You never know just how cold the temperature will get this winter, and you don’t want to take the chance of your sprinkler system freezing! So, drain it and turn it off for the winter.
Reverse Your Ceiling Fans
When the weather turns colder, you’ll want to switch the direction of the blade rotation on your fans. Ceiling fans need to spin clockwise during the winter to push warm air back down into the room.
To properly and thoroughly prepare your home for winter, contact MBC Capital General Contractors at (337) 366-3237 for all of your needs.