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Oct 2017 18

It’s Not Too Late to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Posted in Fall, Maintenance

Most calendars mark October as the beginning of fall. The weather is cooler, sunlight fades faster, and you may wonder…is my home prepared for the change?

Although we are halfway through the month, there are still things homeowners can do to ensure their home and HVAC system are ready for cooler weather. At ALPS, we want you to spend less time worrying and more time getting ready for the most wonderful time of the year!

 

Check for Cracks

Take a few minutes to inspect the exterior of your home. If there are cracks or breaks, it is imperative to call a professional to have them repaired to avoid loss of heat during the winter months. Make sure to also seal any large openings underneath or around doors that lead to the outside.

Rainproof Your Roof

Your roof is like the helmet that defends your home from heavy rainstorms. Just like when riding a bike, it is important that your protective gear is in good working condition. If the fall forecast calls for rain, it may be a good idea to schedule an inspection to find any damaged areas where water could enter your home.

Gut your Gutters

If your roof is the helmet, then gutters are your wrist guards. To avoid water overflow that can damage your home and roof, make sure to remove any leaves or debris that you were too relaxed to clear out during the summer.

Water Heater Wise

Although it may be tempting to take an extra-hot shower during the colder months, it would a better decision to turn the heat down. By adjusting your water heater temperature to 120 degrees, you could save up to 18% on your energy bill each month!

Schedule Service

HVAC units are one of the most expensive pieces of equipment in the home. By scheduling regular service appointments, homeowners can keep their systems running smoothly as temperatures continue to drop.

 

At Alps, we want to help you get the most out of your HVAC unit not only during the winter and summer months, but all year long. Our technicians are always ready 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!

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