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With fall comes the perfect opportunity to give your house a good, thorough inspection and perform any maintenance needed to keep you comfortable as the cold weather rolls in!
Completing this checklist can extend the life expectancy of items in your home, reduce energy consumption, save you time, money and trouble in the future, and most importantly, ensure that you stay comfortable all year long!
1. Inspect Your HVAC System
Your heating system needs to be in top condition in order to see you through the coming months, so now is a good time to make sure everything is in working order. Look at doing some basic maintenance like replacing filters, and consider calling Halco for your annual maintenance to ensure optimal performance. Annual maintenance can also help discover minor problems before they turn into major, costly repairs in the future.
2. Inspect Your Home’s Envelope or Shell
The outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors and floors of your home are collectively known as its “envelope." The most cost-effective way to improve your home’s energy efficiency and comfort is by insulating and air sealing it's envelope. When you have an energy assessment performed by a Halco Home Energy Advisor, it could reveal areas in your home where you may be losing energy and wasting money. A Halco advisor can also provide you with cost-effective solutions to those problems to ensure that your home retains all its heat during the cold months.
3. Inspect your Windows and Doors
Install weather-stripping or caulking around exterior doors and windows to prevent cold drafts and to keep your energy bills low. Ensuring that your window locks work properly will also help keep the warm air in. Be sure to check for any loose or damaged windows or door frames and if you need replacement, contact Halco for a free estimate.
4. Inspect the Plumbing
There are few things worse than pipes bursting in the winter. Not only is it unpleasant and expensive, but it also seems to happen at the worst possible time. Ensure that your pipes, as well as the wall cavities that they reside in, are well insulated to prevent freezing and bursting.
5. Miscellaneous items throughout the home
For assistance in getting your home ready for the incoming cold weather, contact Halco today!
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