Here are your Monthly Home Maintenance Tips For January:
General walk through: Check for heat loss, weatherstripping, loose or open storm windows or doors.
Check window function and locking mechanisms. Lubricate locks with WD-40 if sticky.
Change/clean air filter in furnace. Check temperature and pressure gauges if you have an older system with a boiler.
Check/add salt to water softener.
Check roof along eaves and gutters during melts for ice build-up. Maintain proper drainage during melts.
Check smoke and fire alarms and replace batteries. Check fire extinguishers.
Plan/work on interior projects: painting, wallpaper, decorating, etc. Remove and pack holiday decorations.
Today’s video from the Carrier Consumer Education Series shows how you can save money and energy by installing a “smart” thermostat.