The air is getting a bit cooler and the trees are changing colors and leaves are falling. That means Fall is coming. Fall is such a beautiful season and a great time to make sure your home is ready for winter. The team at E3Power is here to help you. We know that when your home is not getting proper attention it can deteriorate quickly. Fall is the perfect time to start thinking about your home maintenance as well as getting it ready for colder weather. Here are a few items you can do to get ready for winter and keep you and your home happy.
1. Check Your Home’s Heating And Air Conditioning System.
Most heating and air conditioning systems last 10-15 years but with proper maintenance can last longer. You should take time before the weather turns colder to change your filters, and have the system inspected by an HVAC contractor. If possible you should purchase an annual maintenance plan from a local HVAC company. It is better to find a problem with your system in the cool temperatures in the fall than wait until a frigid winter day.
Simply put you should clean. Clean out your gutters and clean your chimney if you have one. You can clean your gutters by removing any leaves and debris that have built up in them. This helps prevent overflow that can rot your exterior wood. Call a chimney sweep company to clean and service your fireplace. A good company will make sure the fireplace is safe to use and identify any maintenance issues.
3. Do An Energy Audit
A professional energy audit is a good investment if you have never had one. It can help you have a more comfortable and affordable home. An auditor can examine past energy bills, research your personal energy use and do a room-by-room examination of the house looking for air leaks and energy drains. They can also check walls and the attic space for insulation. A professional audit should also include a blower door test. You can do a few simple things to help. Fall is a great time to check your door and window seals. If you can see daylight around the exterior doors and windows, try taking a spray foam insulation and fill them in. You can also do this around your drafty outlets and light switches.
E3 Power can conduct your energy audit. We use a variety of tools to be able to identify the key areas where your home is wasting energy. We are then able to recommend the most cost-effective improvements for energy efficiency, maximum comfort, and minimum energy bills.
Some simple things you can do around the yard include:
- Checking your drainage
- Shut down the pool and sprinkler system
- Drain outside faucets
- Prepare your lawn with fertilizer
- Check to make sure your trees are still healthy
- Put your lawn equipment away for the season
- Cover patio furniture
These simple steps can save you some time and money next Spring. We know your yard and your home are important to you and want to help you keep it at its best.
How Can We Help?
E3 Power specializes in helping homeowners and businesses get the best use of their energy resources as possible. We perform energy audits and much more and are happy to educate and help you along the way. E3Power is full of knowledgeable and experienced staff that can help with any of your needs. We can help you get your home ready for cooler weather. Call us today to see what we can do for you.