Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For October:
General walk-through: Work on fall projects, winterization, roof and chimney maintenance.
Check/add salt to water softener. Check smoke and fire alarms.
Have furnace or boiler cleaned and inspected if not done in spring. Call for oil delivery, if needed. Change air filter.
Change storms/screens and close all combination storms. Check door weatherstripping.
Begin fall clean-up: Clear leaves from gutters, downspouts and window wells. Trim any dead brush, shrubbery and tree limbs. Add black dirt around foundation if needed to maintain proper surface drainage.
Open all dampers on lower return vents for forced air heating efficiency.
In today’s video segment from the Today’s Home Remodeler TV series, host Stuart Keith and HVAC Specialist Larry Hacker review the replacement of a 15 year old furnace and explain why the homeowners are upgrading to a new Carrier unit before their old furnace fails.