How to Prepare Your Home for Fall
The end of Labor Day usually marks the end of summer. As the seasons begin to change and the weather becomes cooler and the nights longer, the transition from summer to fall is the perfect time to make sure your house is in tip top shape for the cooler months ahead.
Thankfully, there are a number of simple things you can do around the house to ensure you are ready for fall so you can spend less time worrying and more time gearing up for the exciting holiday season ahead!
1. Check your door seals and siding for cracks that can result in energy loss
If you notice any cracking or breaking on the side of your house, it is important to have them repaired promptly to ensure you do not run into deeper problems as the winter progresses. Also, sealing any cracks or large openings underneath or around your door will help prevent energy loss and will act as an insulation buffer when using your heater.
2. Inspect your roof
Your roof is the first defense against harsh rainstorms during the cold weather months. With El Nino’s presence expected to bring much needed rain to the Southern California regions over the next several months, it is important to have your roof checked to ensure there are no faulty areas where water can leak into your home.
3. Clean your gutters
Clogged gutters can lead to water build up that can damage your home and roof. Make sure any summer foliage build up is removed before there is a chance for rainwater to start creating issues during the winter months.
4. Turn down your water heater
Did you know turning down the temperature on your water heater to 120 degrees could help you save up to 18% of energy each month? Every conservation effort helps!
5. Schedule HVAC service by a professional
HVAC units are one of the largest investments a homeowner can make in their home, so it is imperative to have a professional help you identify what maintenance might be needed to keep your system running smoothly as the temperatures begin to drop.
At Alps, we are dedicated to helping you get the most out of your HVAC unit not only during the winter and summer months, but all year around.
Our technicians are trained to give you the very best care when it comes to your HVAC unit.
Give us a call at 800-994-2577 today so you can be rest assured your unit is ready for the fall and the winter months ahead!