High energy bills and damage to a house are top concerns when the coldest months of the year arrive. If you prepare your home at the end of the fall, you can reduce the likelihood of these problems while giving yourself peace of mind.
Test Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s ideal to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month. If it’s been a while since you last checked, it’s one of the tasks you’ll want to complete as winter approaches. House fires and carbon monoxide poisoning happen more often in the winter because people are inside of their homes more. Many people like using fireplaces or candles to set a cozy atmosphere as well.
The batteries in your detectors need to be changed once or twice a year. Some people schedule their battery changes for daylight savings time as an easy way to remember.
Clean the Gutters
Built-up debris in your gutter increases the chance of ice dams and other damage to your home. You don’t want snow and ice piling up on top of debris in your gutters. Another problem with leaves, branches, and other debris in the gutters is that they can cause water to overflow and damage the exterior of your house. Also, check the downspouts after cleaning your gutters to ensure they’re directing water away from your property’s foundation.
Schedule a Heating Tune-Up
A heating tune-up will make sure that your heating system is ready to handle a season of warming your home. During your maintenance call, a technician will inspect the system and handle any essential maintenance tasks like lubricating moving components. Northern Air Plumbing & Heating is a trustworthy choice for heating tune-ups in Aitkin, MN. Our company is licensed and insured.
In addition to heating maintenance, Northern Air Plumbing & Heating provides 24/7 emergency repair service for heating and cooling systems and installation of heating and cooling systems, plus geothermal and plumbing services. We offer free estimates when you need new heating, cooling, or plumbing equipment. Contact us today if you’re interested in our services.Tags: Winter Home Preparation