End of Summer Maintenance Tips to Prep Your Home for Fall

Labor Day weekend is just around the corner, which means the heating season will be here before we know it. Will your home be ready? Take advantage of late summer’s weather to complete some easy projects around the house that will help save valuable energy, money, and time once the leaves start to fall.

Make sure your home is up to the challenge of another New England winter with these simple home maintenance tips:

Schedule your annual tune-up.

The end of summer is the perfect time to make an appointment for your heating system’s annual checkup. You will beat the late autumn rush and enjoy the valuable benefits of professional maintenance. Your local HVAC specialists will inspect your heating equipment to make sure it is ready to perform safely and efficiently. Yearly service can also extend your system’s lifespan and reduce the risk of emergency repairs.

Seal drafts and replace weatherstripping.

Review windows and doors to make sure all gaps are properly sealed. This is an easy fix that can avoid significant energy loss and unnecessarily high fuel bills.

Inspect the roof and attic.

The integrity of your roof and insulation are both key factors in promoting energy conservation during the winter months. Check your insulation for gaps and have them filled as needed. Inspecting the roof will prevent surprise leaks and the costly damages that come with them.

Repair your driveway and pathways.

Over time, exposure to the elements will cause cracks and depressions in your driveway or walkways that you will want to fix before winter. If you have an aboveground tank, be sure to clear a pathway for delivery drivers to access your tank easily.

Do a battery sweep.

Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and make any necessary replacements. Don’t forget about the batteries in your thermostat! Your thermostat plays a crucial role in monitoring temperature levels to help conserve energy throughout the season.

Check these tasks off your to-do list and be worry-free as the seasons start to change. Contact us to schedule your annual tune-up or to learn more about pre-season energy services.