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Cooler temperatures and falling leaves can only mean one thing: winter is coming. But before we huddle up inside away from the cold, we need to make sure everything will withstand the winter season. That means it’s time to prepare your home for fall!
It is always important to do seasonal maintenance to keep your home comfort at its best. Don’t be caught unprepared; a bit of attention now can save you a lot of time and headache later. Davenport-Campbell has made a list of important things to check and maintain before the cold days start to sneak up on you.
Check for Drafts Due to Cracks in Sealing
Feel for cool drafts coming through around the edges of windows and doors. A good tip to use is to light a candle and if the flame flickers, around the windows and doors, there is most likely a draft coming through. If this is the case, use caulking around window frames to seal any spaces.
Roof Check and Gutter check
Visual inspection is important when checking your roof. Look for missing, damaged or loose shingles; you’ll need this protection in the wintertime. For gutters, remove leaves and debris to create a cleaner look.
Check for Driveway Cracks
Driveway cracks almost always start off pretty small and can suddenly force huge splits down the middle once cold weather hits and they fill with ice. Make sure you examine your driveway and seal any cracks you find.
Complete HVAC Inspection
Hiring an HVAC professional to check your HVAC system is critical to its efficiency this season and all year long. A professional will test for leaks, check efficiency and change filters. They can also do a carbon monoxide check to ensure air safety.
Your professional HVAC technician will also be able to properly clean your entire system. There are many areas that may need careful attention and need a pro to assess them. A technician will also be able to analyze your units for any repairs that are needed before you start up your furnace for the season and turn off your air conditioner until next summer.
With professional maintenance, you’ll notice increased efficiencies in all of your systems, and lower utility bills in return. Proper maintenance also significantly improves the lifespan of your HVAC unit, so consider scheduling a service call today!
Davenport-Campbell is pleased to offer complete HVAC services, whatever your needs may be! We are happy to answer any further questions you may have about how to prepare your home for fall and to help you make sure your HVAC system will run smoothly all winter long.