Is your home ready for fall?
October 3, 2014
Autumn is the perfect time to do some basic seasonal home maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape. Here's a list of fall home projects from the Ideal Homes Customer Care team. Test your Furnace - Take advantage of the mild temperatures and test your furnace to ensure there aren't any problems. This will give you enough time to hire someone to make repairs if you find something wrong. Open your windows the first time your heater is turned on. The dust in the vents can cause a burning smell that sometimes sets off the smoke alarms. Check Weather Stripping - You don't want to lose any warm air in the cold winter months, so inspect the weather stripping that's around the doors and windows and replace it anywhere you find that air could get through. Clean the Gutters - Spend some time outside cleaning the leaves from your gutters. If water gets trapped in the gutters because of debris and freezes in the cold winter months, it can cause damage to your property. Check Smoke Detectors - It's important to test carbon monoxide and smoke detectors monthly to keep your family safe. Replace Air Filters - This is one of those easy-to-do, but also easy-to-forget, items that should be done monthly. By following these tips, your home will be prepared for that first Oklahoma cold spell.