Winter Home Maintenance Checklist

Gent Heating & Cooling

With Winter creeping ever closer there are a few home maintenance tasks that should be taken care of sooner rather than later. These include:

  • Vacuuming refrigerator coils to remove dust and dirt. This allows more effective cooling and will lower energy costs.
  • Get your water heater serviced and check the valve pressure and settings.
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and put in a fresh set of batteries.
  • Check your basement if you have one for signs of leaks or other damp conditions. If leaks are found arrange repairs sooner rather than later.
  • Tidy up the yard making sure to rake and clear away leaves, especially from your outdoor HVAC equipment.
  • If you are traveling over the winter and have concerns about frozen pipes leave your thermostat at 55F or above.