Seasonal Tips For Your Home

Seasonal Tips For Your Home

When the winter months arrive, having your home fully-prepared for the change of temperatures and weather is essential, but before we know it, spring is here and the temperatures are changing. Even if you live in an area that is not often overwhelmed with snow and icy cold, it is essential to prepare for varying temperatures, increased precipitation, and potential storms. Knowing how to make your home for the winter is a way to gain peace of mind anytime you receive unexpected bad weather.

Check Your Home's Chimney

If you have a chimney in your home, have it inspected to ensure it is not overrun with buildup. An excess buildup in a stack can quickly lead to a house fire if it is not routinely maintained. This build up is called creosote; it can become an issue for people to breathe in on a daily basis.

Inspect Your Roof and Attic

Have your roof and attic inspected for potential cracks, dings, missing tiles, holes, or other openings before winter or before the heats of summer. Minimize excessive and unnecessary energy use by investing in additional insulation. A roof inspection ensures your home is properly protected for potential winter conditions such as sleet, increased rain, and in rare instances, snow (especially rare here in town).

Trim Trees That Surround Your Property

Trim the trees that surround your property before the seasons begin to change. Cut and eliminate large hanging branches that have the potential to fall onto your home or near windows. When seasons change and wind speed increases along with temperature drops, tree branches have a much greater chance of falling or breaking off. When temperatures fall, old tree branches become brittle and unable to remain in place. When spring arrives, pollen sprouts from trees, and it gets everywhere.

Insulate Surrounding Areas

Insulate spaces that lead to the outdoors before temperatures begin to drop. Proper insulation throughout crawl spaces, garages, and breezeways help to prevent pipes from freezing, bursting, and becoming unusable. Invest in outdoor covers for pipes and hose connections to extend their lifetimes.

Insulating before the heat arrives traps in your cooler air. If air isn't leaking from your rooms or windows, your AC will work better because it isn't going to work hard at keeping the room one specific temperature.

Gutters

Inspect and clean all of the gutters attached to your home. Cleaning your home's gutters prevents unnecessary buildup and potential indoor leaks into your home or your basement. Clogged gutters have reduced function and can lead to much more costly repairs when not adequately maintained each year. No matter the season, when rain hits, and if your gutters are clogged with branches or debris, the trapped rain can weigh down the gutter.

Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning

Schedule routine air duct and dryer vent cleaning services, especially as the season's change and the winter months begin to arrive. Regularly scheduled air duct and dryer vent cleaning services help prevent buildup and potential fires from breaking out in the home. If you are interested in ensuring your home's air ducts and dryers remain clean and bright at all times, contact NOA Services to learn more about the services we currently offer near you and to schedule your appointment today. NOA Services provides a range of air duct and dryer vent cleaning to keep your home up and running safely throughout all seasons.

Preparing your home for no matter the season ahead of time is essential to alleviate stress and worry commonly associated with a season change. Knowing that your home is cleaned, readily equipped, and thoroughly inspected is a way to make the most out of the weather year-round.

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