Prepare your home for cold weather now. Preventative maintenance is easier and cheaper than repairs or replacements. Below are 5 Fall Projects that tackle home maintenance tasks that make a huge difference.

 1. Clean out gutters

 Water running off from the roof to the ground can’t pass through when gutters are clogged with leaves. In the winter, standing water can freeze worsening the problem.

  

2.Replace or repair leaking pipes

 Leaking pipes can burst anytime. During winter, leaked water can freeze which makes repairs more difficult. Get in a plumber to fix leaks when problems are more manageable and less likely to cause more damage.

  

3.Seal leaks in windows and doors

Leaks can allow cold air in and hot air to seep out. This will cause your heating system to not work as effectively as it should, which translates into higher energy bills. Use weather stripping and caulk to seal leaks.

 4. Paint over wooden surfaces

Moisture can damage wooden surfaces and facilitate the growth of molds and fungi. Water will run off of painted wood but not off of peeling paint.

  

 5. Schedule a heat pump or                    furnace check-up

 

Before you turn on your heating system contact us here at  Horne Heating and Air Conditioning for a system Safety Check. Your heating system needs to be checked each heating cycle to ensure that it is operating safely and running at peak efficiency. This will also prevent a breakdown in the midst of use