The air is crisp and the leaves are turning color. That means it is time for fall home maintenance! Here are five tips to consider.
Tip #1: Check Your Furnace
There’s nothing better than a warm home on a blustery Maryland winter day. Fall home maintenance begins with checking your furnace. Change out any air filters and make sure there are no bad connections. You should also consider hiring an HVAC company to come out and do a full inspection of your unit.
Tip #2: Seal Out Any Drafts
Sealing out any drafts is another important home maintenance task. Look for cracked or rotted seals around doors and windows. Use weather stripping and caulking to help close them up.
Tip #3: Prepare Landscaping & Patio Furniture
Preparing your landscaping for winter is also wise. Trim back any branches near your home that could cause damage in a snow or ice storm. Remove any annual plants and put away any patio furniture for the season.
Tip #4: Get Your Fireplace Ready
Getting your fireplace ready in the fall is important. Check the inside and outside of the unit for any cracks or damage. Make sure the flue is clear of any debris or excess soot buildup. If necessary, call a professional chimney sweep in to do a thorough cleaning.
Tip #5: Remember Hoses and Faucets
You will also want to remember outdoor hoses and faucets. Disconnect any garden hoses, drain them fully, and put them away in a shed or garage. Make sure you cover any faucets appropriately to help prevent damage from freezing.
It is also important to remember to have appropriate home insurance coverage before the winter season hits. For more information or a no-obligation quote, please call us at Wellspring Insurance Network today.