Winter Home Maintenance. Unfortunately, maintaining your home doesn’t hibernate over the Winter. There are plenty of jobs that need to be done to ensure your home is stocked and ready to get you through the cold season.
Winter Home Maintenance is just as important as managing your home through the summer. Trust us; you’ll regret not doing it.
Here are a couple of Winter Home Maintenance Jobs to do to ensure your family makes it through the chilly weather.
Winter Home Maintenance
Before the chill sets it, vacuum out any dust or debris in and around your heater unit and replace the filter if needed.
This is a safety need and will help minimize the risk of your heating system catching fire.
Have Your Heater Professionally Serviced
To guarantee your heating system is in a safe working order it is a good idea to have it professionally serviced each year.
Heaters are one of the leading causes of house- fires in the Winter months and so it is absolutely necessary to make sure it is safe for you and your family to use over the Winter.
Your heater serviceman will:
- Lubricate the blower motor with non-detergent motor oil
- Remove the flame shield and check the burner for corrosion
- Check the flue for gaps or dents and make sure it is venting properly to the outdoors
Your serviceman can also fix your heater’s thermostat so ensure it runs at a good and affordable temperature throughout the colder months.
Is your lounge room safe?
Once you know your heater is safe to use you will also need to safe-proof your home to ensure there are no risks. Clear area around the heat registers on your heater by moving furniture, rugs, drapes etc. so there is no risk of anything catching alight. If you have young children, make sure there is a barrier of some sort around the heater to save them from burning themselves.
Make it all worth it
Running a heater is expensive, so to ensure you are getting value for money make sure there is no heat one of your Winter Home Maintenance jobs should be to ensure there is no way that the heat you are paying top dollar for, is escaping.
Check windows and doors for drafts, and install weather stripping where it’s needed. A qualified contractor can also help you test for leaks around your home and seal them, and can also add insulation to your roof and walls if needed.
Outside the House, take advantage of the sun’s warmth and natural heating of your home by trimming back bushes and trees around your windows. While you’re at it, clean downspouts and gutters and inspect your roof. Your roof cops the brunt of bad weather through the Winter and making sure It is ready to handle to Winter weather is a necessary to protecting your entire home.
The Leaf Man Specializes in roof-care and Gutter Guards, for more information on how we can help you tick your roof off your Winter Home Maintenance task list, contact us.