Prepare Your Home for Fall
If you were to ask us what our favorite season is, without a doubt we’d say fall. There’s so much to love about the season, orange leaves, crisp air, and of course pumpkin everything. Getting ready for fall almost feels like a fun ritual. Hanging Halloween decorations and putting out pumpkin scented candles are just one way to ready yourself for the season; another is to make sure your home is ready for fall and winter. One of the best reasons to prepare your home for fall is that when winter comes, no one wants to be stuck in their yard or on their roof trying to fix something. Because of this, we’re sharing the best ways to prepare your home for fall.
Check Your Batteries and Insulated Pipework
When it comes to safety, your number one priority should be ensuring that all the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are in good working order. At the start of every season, we recommend checking the batteries and running a test on each of the detectors in your home. This could potentially save someone in your family when a situation arises. Another great move is to go outside and check any insulated pipes or lines on the exterior of your home. While Santa Rosa winters can be short and mild, it’s best to make sure your pipes and lines are protected.
Inspect Your Roof
One of the best things you can do to prepare your home for fall is to check the roof, gutters, and downspouts. While we may not see any snow or ice, we sure do see rain. After a long summer, the gutters lining your roof could have debris and buildup which could cause water to overflow and leak into the attic. Also, it’s best to try and get on your roof and check if any shingles need replacing. If you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, call a roofing company to take a look. The last thing you want to deal with on a cold, winter night is the possibility of a leaking roof.
Weather Seal Your Windows
If you don’t weather seal your windows, you could lose a lot of your treated air. We’re talking between 25% and 30%. When your windows aren’t sealed properly, you’re also losing a decent amount of money. Homeowners can routinely see an increase in their utility bills during peak summer and winter seasons if they have leaks or holes in their window frames. The best way to check for any sort of distressing is with a quick visual inspection. If you do see a place where new weather stripping is needed, you can do it yourself, or call a local company and see if they can patch it for you.
Schedule a Tune-Up
Above all, the best thing you can do to prepare your home for fall is to schedule a furnace tune-up. The expert HVAC technicians at Moore Home Services provide our clients with an 18-point tune-up. Included in the tune-up is a professional cleaning and any recommendations for optimal HVAC efficiency. During this time, you should also change your air filter. After a season of use, it’s time to replace the air filter for you, and your family’s, health. Also, a new filter at the start of every season helps your HVAC system to work efficiently.
Interested in a Furnace Tune-up, Schedule an Appointment with Moore Home Services
Want to prepare your home for the fall and winter seasons? It’s never too early to schedule your furnace tune-up! Make sure your furnace is ready before you even need it! Santa Rosa and Marin county homeowners put their trust in us, and we couldn’t be more thankful. To schedule your own appointment with an HVAC specialist, call the number below, or click here to schedule online.