8 Maintenance Tasks Dayton Homeowners Should Complete This Fall

Posted by admin on October 17, 2016, at 2:53 am

fall home maintenanceCooler temperatures are finally here and you know what that means — time for Dayton, TX fall home maintenance. Here’s a list of tasks that you should complete before temperatures plummet:

  1. Check the exterior – If any damage has occurred, such as damaged bricks or stucco, the pleasant weather that often accompanies the fall season provides you the best opportunity to fix these problem areas in a comfortable setting before the weather chills.
  2. Check outdoor receptacles – While you’re outside, check outdoor electrical receptacles to make sure they’re watertight. This can prevent bigger issues later on.
  3. Inspect the heating system – Regardless of which type of heating system you use — furnace, fireplace, heat pump, space heater, etc. — you want to make sure it’s in good working order. Hiring a professional HVAC technician to tweak it as needed will improve its efficiency.
  4. Replace the air filter – A furnace’s air filter should be replaced every one to two months to keep the air flowing and improve efficiency.
  5. Schedule a home energy audit – For more control over your home’s energy efficiency, call an HVAC technician and have him or her perform an energy audit. This will pinpoint problem areas and provide you with the information needed to make improvements.
  6. Insulate the home – Before the cold winter arrives, insulate your home as securely as possible. This includes potentially adding insulation to the attic, basement, and exterior walls as needed, in addition to sealing air leaks around doors and windows, and within the ductwork.
  7. Take a look up top – Gutters and downspouts should be cleaned on a regular basis to be cleared of debris. While you’re up there, check for broken or missing shingles.
  8. Reverse ceiling fans – By reversing the direction of ceiling fans to clockwise in the winter, warm air will be pushed down, thereby redistributing it more evenly.

For more expert advice on fall home maintenance or any other home comfort questions, please contact the professionals at Henscey Electric, Heating & Air Conditioning. We serve the HVAC needs of Dayton and surrounding areas.

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