In Southern California, we have been blesses with what seems like an endless Summer.As temperature levels look like they will begin to drop soon, we may actually get a fall season, This is the perfect time for you to check on the state of your house and see if you need to invest in some reinforcements to get it ready for the colder days and nights ahead. In fact, a lot of people schedule their annual maintenance with the arrival of fall, because they want to take advantage of the relatively good weather before winter rapidly comes.
Pacific Aire’s ‘Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
Getting your home ready for fall is a smart way to save money, reduce stress, enjoy peace of mind and just take pleasure in the crisp, breezy weather in the next few months. Check out this fall home maintenance checklist that will help you keep your home safe and cozy throughout the season (and the next).
Check the roof.
Colder seasons bring with them heavy snow, rains and winds—and your roof is most likely the first part of your home to come in contact with these harsh weather elements. It is thus important to have a roof inspection to check if your roof can withstand the potential attacks. Check for holes, gaps in between installations, loose shingles and seals, and invest in sturdier materials if possible.
Seal the gaps between your doors and windows
The smallest gaps around doors, windows, walls and the foundation of your home can already be a welcome sign for pests, bugs and the freezing air to come inside your living spaces. Remember, critters are most likely looking for a place to stay warm and safe. Unless you don’t want your home to be a pests’ shelter, invest in a thorough inspection and seal the gaps tightly while making sure the rooms are well-ventilated as well.
Assess your HVAC system.
Give your heating, cooling and ventilation units a thorough clean-up. Make sure there is no dust or dirt trapped in their vents and filters that may be obstructing their operation. Look into the HVAC system to see if each component is in good condition. If you detect something, immediately have the problematic part repaired or replaced.
Audit your appliances.
Check your appliances, power systems, machineries and equipment. This practice will not only enable you to detect damage early and avoid costly repairs, but it can also help in ensuring that you are efficient about the use of energy for heating and cooling your home. Using well-maintained, properly working appliances can lower your power bills and help you reduce the carbon footprint of your household, too.