A Fall Preparation Checklist for Homeowners

Are you ready for fall? While you may be ready for the cooler weather, your home and HVAC systems may not.

There are a number of things you can do to ensure that your family’s comfort and safety are secured as the summer heat dissipates. After all, the first day of fall is fast approaching! Review this handy checklist of important tasks you need to complete in order to have your home in order for the autumn season. Then you can get outside and enjoy the weather!

Make Your Home Airtight

While you may not see them, there are likely air leaks present throughout your home that will allow your warm, indoor air to escape. Alternatively, cooler fall air will be allowed to enter. This will cause your heating and air conditioning systems to work overtime to overcome the temperature discrepancies, which costs you in energy expenses. Applying caulking and weatherstripping to seal these leaks is simple and affordable!

Inspect Smoke Alarms

While it is a good idea to regularly inspect your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, fall is as good a time as any to do so. Be sure to put new batteries in and replace units if necessary.

Install Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Whole home air cleaners such as the Trane CleanEffectsTM whole home system are responsible for removing 99.98% of allergens and airborne pollutants from your home. This is especially vital for those who suffer from allergies, as the fall allergy season is sure to be prevalent. You may also choose to have your carpets cleaned to remove the allergens lurking in your floors.

Check & Change Air Filters

Replacing your air filters on a regular basis is an easy and affordable task that can have a significant impact on the performance of your heating system, as well as its energy efficiency. The more efficiently your system operates, the more you can save on energy costs! Call your local heating company for replacement filters specifically manufactured for your system.

Invest in an HVAC Maintenance Plan

While you may have been able to avoid air conditioning repair this summer (or maybe not), you may not be so lucky with your heating system. Ensure top performance and efficiency levels with routine maintenance. Mason Mechanical offers planned maintenance agreements that provide semi-annual tune-ups and a variety of other perks, for one low price.