Fall is a great time to reflect upon the 10 Fall Home Repair Tips for Vancouver Homes; as you get ready for the coming winter months. You want to assure your own personal comfort and prevent damage to your home as you move into the colder season.
1. Call Your HVAC Mechanic
One of the first things on your list should be your heating system. It is a good time to call in your HVAC person, and have your system checked for efficiency. If you do this you will find your furnace running more efficient, less likely to have problems and it will help with the longevity of your furnace.
2. Have Your Gas Fireplace Checked
Your HVAC person can also check your gas fireplace, your hot water tank and make sure you have early warning systems for fire and carbon Monoxide.
3. Check Your Attic
Check your attic for proper insulation and proper placement of your insulation especially if someone has been in the attic for repairs of some sort. While you are at it inspect the attic entrance hatch to make sure it is properly sealed.
4. Check for Drafts
It is a good idea to check all your windows for drafts. Drafts will cause uneven heat and be a real energy waster.
5. Clean Filters
Clean filters in air conditioners, heaters, hood fans and even clean the fridge condenser coils. Check the bathroom ceiling fan grille and make sure the dehumidifier is working
6. Check your Hot Water Tank
Check your hot water tank for rust and any signs of leakage. Consider draining the tank and draining the water heater and clearing out any debris that has settled in the tank.
7. Ceiling Fans
Change the direction of ceiling fans to assure they are redistributing heat from the ceiling.
8. Repair Your Gutters
Make sure your gutters are clean and in good repair. You always want watr channeled away from your home to help against flooding.
9. Shut off Your Outside Taps
Close your outdoor taps off from the inside, and open the outside valves. To be on the safe side you can wrap or cover the outside taps. You can buy foam caps from your hardware store if you are so inclined.
10. Your Home Insurance
If you are going on vacation make sure you have someone checking the house. You want to make sure your homeowners insurance policy is going to be valid by having your house checked while you are gone. Check your policy to be sure of what your obligations are under the policy.
Follow the 10 Fall Home Repair Tips For Vancouver Homes
If follow these tips you will be on your way to enjoying a warm dry home during our winter Vancouver weather.
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