It is not too late to start on some winter home maintenance. Many homeowners are unsure of what items they need to do and when is the best time to do it. We have put together a list of things to do in order to help you keep up with the duties of homeownership.
1. Now is a great time to tune up your HVAC heating system. If you don’t already have a HVAC system installed in your home, check out energyprohvac.com/virginia-beach-hvac-services/, to learn more about the installation process. Winter is the best time to get a HVAC system installed so if you’re thinking of getting one, now is the perfect time. If you already have a heating system in place, maintenance is key. Change the furnace filter and have a technician come out and do a service. It is better to be proactive than to be in a place of having your furnace or heat pump breaking down in the middle of a cold front. They will also make sure that it is running at the best efficiency and if there is any carbon monoxide leakage. Speaking of heating, some people may also choose to invest in electric radiators to install throughout the home. This way, there will be no excuses for the house not to be warm in the winter months. Plus, no energy will be wasted when using the radiators, so that’s another bonus!
2. Check out your roof. Is there a lot of moss that needs removing? Or are there loose or missing shingles? Make sure there is little to no build up of debris on the roof that can hold in water and cause more damage. You can do this yourself or you can hire a roofing company or handyman to do this. See if you need to replace conservatory roof too, as these can sometimes be very fragile, especially in winter.
3. Check for air leaks around windows and doors. It is amazing the heat loss that can take place when there are small cracks around windows and doors. For just a few dollars you can purchase some caulking and foam that can help to fill in the gaps around them. This can make your house more comfortable and also save you a lot of money