This Year’s Fall Checklist-What You Should Know
The arrival of fall in Las Vegas, NV can mean just one thing- that winter isn’t too far behind. As the temperature begins to drop and you rank up the heating system, you should get your home ready for the change in season, inside and out.
Taking on a few DIY preventative maintenance tasks is time and money well spent. Have you prepared a fall checklist yet for home maintenance? Here is what you should know before you start.
Check your walkways, driveway, and foundation for any cracks and seal them up. These tight spaces are very appealing to rodents looking for snug areas to call home during the winter. This is a good opportunity to reseal your driveway too.
Check your home’s exterior for peeling paint and touch up as needed. Inspect the roof for any damage and fix it before it gets cooler outside. Clean out the gutters and downspouts. Rake up any leaves and trim back any branches that could be dangerous to your home during a winter storm.
Rake up any leaves and trim back any branches that could be dangerous to your home during a winter storm. Take the screens out of the windows and clean. Inspect windows and doors for cracks in the seal and caulk where necessary. Add weather stripping around doors to make them airtight.
Jobs to do Inside
This is a time to drain your hot water tank so that you can rid it of sediment, which will extend its life and improve its functionality.
Reverse your ceiling fans so that they direct rising hot air back down into the rooms, meaning that your furnace won’t have to work as hard.
Do a full dusting before you close the windows for the winter. Launder window coverings, dust ceilings, and walls and clean off ceiling fans.
This is definitely the season to get a furnace tune-up. Not only will you get peace of mind knowing that your system will be reliable for you all winter long.
You can actually reduce your heating bills because your furnace will be more energy efficient. The technician will clean your furnace parts and inspect for wear and tear. He will also replace your furnace filter, which is important for energy efficiency.If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, take the opportunity to do so. This will improve your indoor air quality.
If you haven’t had your ducts cleaned in a while, take the opportunity to do so. This will improve your indoor air quality.
If you have a wood burning fireplace, call a chimney sweep for a proper cleaning. Inspect for damage and make sure that the damper closes well.