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Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

Autumn Home Maintenance Tips

Wear and tear on your home is inevitable. With all of our busy lives, it is easy to put off maintenance tasks around the house. However, if you wait too long to address potential problems, serious damage can result that may require extensive repair and may even result in a home insurance claim. To avoid this situation, you should always try to address repairs in a timely manner. Even better, you should perform certain home maintenance tasks on a seasonal basis to help prevent issues and save you money as the weather changes.

Furnace Maintenance

You do not want to wait until the cold weather has arrived to find out that your home heating system needs repair. Instead, schedule a furnace inspection and maintenance appointment for the early fall so you do not risk spending the night in the cold. In addition, making sure that your furnace is in top shape can ensure that it runs as efficiently as possible so that you save as much money on your heating bill as possible.

Prevent Heat Loss

Heat can escape your home in many different ways and the last thing you want to do is pay to heat the outdoors. For this reason, you should go around the house looking for ways to make your home more energy efficient. Check all of your doors to ensure the weather-stripping does not need to be replaced, as heat can escape quickly under doors. If you have older windows, consider upgrading or taking other measures to prevent drafts. If you have an attic, make sure you are using an attic cover to avoid heat rising up into an uninhabited area of your house.

Fire Safety Steps

With fires in the fireplace and space heaters possibly in your near future, you want to make sure you take steps to ensure fire safety. Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors while you are at it. Consider upgrading your outlets to Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters or other smart outlets that help to prevent electrical fires by cutting power if a short is detected in the wiring.

Contact us today for a quote.

Even if you perform proper maintenance on your home, there is always the risk something will go wrong, so you always want to ensure you have proper insurance. Please call the experienced insurance agents at Skeele Agency, Inc. in New York for a quote today.

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