Six Home Maintenance Tips For Fall/Winter

As we approach the cooler winter months, now is a great time to take care of some home maintenance items to help keep your house running in top shape.

  1. Clean your oven.  Now that your oven is finished helping you make a great Thanksgiving dinner, give it some TLC with a deep clean.  You’ll love having a clean oven as you get set to cook & bake for the upcoming holidays.
  2. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  Time changes in the Spring & Fall are great times to change our your batteries, but just in case you forgot, here is your reminder.  Working smoke detectors are critical in helping keep your family safe.
  3. Change your HVAC filters. Not only does this keep your air fresh, it decreases the strain on your system that is created when filters get clogged with dirt & dust.  Ideally these should be changed at least every three months, though you might need to do it more frequently.  Keep an eye on them to see if you notice any changes in color to the filter, or if your system seems to be working harder than normal.
  4. Clean your dryer vent.  Over time dust & lint can accumulate, causing a fire hazard.  Check out Home Depot’s quick “how to” for a DIY solution.
  5. Check to make sure you have batteries for flashlights and a lighter or matches for candles.  If you should lose power, you’ll be glad to have these on hand so you aren’t sitting in the dark.
  6. Check the weather stripping on your doors.  If it is cracked, worn, or has seen better days it is time to replace it.  This is an inexpensive way to help save big on your heating bills.


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