6 Home Maintenance Tips To Prepare For Fall

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Labor Day weekend has come and gone, and the cool weather of fall isn’t far behind. While we make the transition from summer to fall and prepare to spend more time indoors, it’s a good idea to take a look around your home and make sure that you are ready before the temperatures drop.

Here are six steps you can take to prepare your home for the coming season:

1) Inspect The Outside Of Your Home

While the temperatures outside are still warm, make sure that your roof, siding, gutters, and other exterior parts of your home are intact and ready to take on the weather of the coming months. Make any necessary repairs and remove leaves and debris from your gutters before they are able to build up.

2) Check Your Doors And Windows

Make sure that your doors and windows are sealed to prevent heat from escaping your home. Caulking around doorframes and windows can go a long way to keeping your home warm in the winter. Washing your windows will also help you to maximize your home’s natural light as the days continue to become shorter.

3) Test Smoke Detectors

The batteries in both smoke detectors and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors should be changed at least once a year. Make sure that you have detectors on each level of your home, and that they are operating correctly. These are small steps that could save a life.

4) Change Your Furnace Filter

Your furnace filter should be cleaned or changed every month, even during the summer. Changing the filter will keep your heating and cooling system running efficiently, extend the lifespan of the system, and provide you with cleaner indoor air.

5) Prepare Your Home For Allergy Season

Even though summer isn’t over yet, seasonal allergies are already affecting people all across Ohio. While you might not be able to escape from ragweed and other allergens while spending time outside, there are several easy ways that you can allergy-proof the rooms of your house. Upgrading to an advanced furnace filter and spending a little extra time cleaning are just a couple of the steps you can take to make the air in your house a little more breathable.

6) Turn On Your Furnace

Turning your furnace on before heating season will help you identify and schedule a repair for any possible issues before you’re left without heat on a cold day. If your furnace seems to be working correctly, it’s a great time to schedule a maintenance visit to ensure that it will continue to operate at its best all through the heating season.

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Our team at Logan A/C & Heat Services is ready to help you prepare your home for the change in seasons. If it's time to upgrade to a new system, you can schedule a free, in-home estimate today »