Homeownership is one of life’s greatest accomplishments, but also a continuous process of upkeep.  As the leaves begin to change and the weather turns cooler you should start thinking of preparing your home for the upcoming seasons.  We have compiled a list of items to check off to make sure your home is safe and cozy. 

11 Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Season

  1. Clean your registers.
  2. Check your air filters. Dirty furnace & air conditioning filters can cause several problems with your HVAC system, including poor efficiency.
  3. Address any insulation needs and seal air leaks.
  4. Clean up your outdoor A/C unit.
  5. Check on your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
  6. Move any combustible materials away from your furnace.
  7. Clean out your clothes dryer vent.
  8. Ready your fireplace and chimney.
  9. Ensure your furnace vent is clear of landscaping and debris. 
  10. Turn on your furnace and listen for any unusual noises. 
  11. Schedule a maintenance checkup with a qualified HAVC Contractor