The month of August means it is back to school time for all of the kiddos out there. While the kids may not be that excited to go back to school, the parents are typically ready for a routine again. In addition to getting in the routine of school you should also take some time to prepare your home for the upcoming fall season. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning has some tips to share with you today on how to get your home ready for the fall weather that is coming our way soon.
Cool Temperature Gutter Maintenance
When fall comes the temperatures outside begin to cool down. Take advantage of the nice weather by spending a day outside cleaning your rain gutters. If your rain gutters are clogged the rain and snow that comes in the fall and winter can cause damage to your home. The water will simply go down the side of your home where it can damage your foundation. You simply need to get a ladder and clean the debris out of the rain gutters. There are also rain gutter cleaning companies that you can hire to take of this for you too if you do not want to do it yourself.
Fall Home Maintenance Checklist
While you are outside you will want to consider fertilizing your lawn as well. Landscaping experts agree that fertilizing your lawn in the fall helps protect if over the winter months and helps it grow nicely in the spring. You will need to make sure that you do this before the winter weather settles in. You will want to prepare your lawn equipment for the winter season. In the winter you will not need your lawn maintenance equipment handy because there will be snow on the ground. If you leave unused fuel in your lawn maintenance equipment it will ruin your equipment. You will want to drain the tanks of your lawn mower, leaf blower, and weed eater before putting them away for the winter. As you put your lawn maintenance equipment away you will want to get out your snow gear. You will want to have a few shovels to move that snow off of your driveway and a good snow blower ready to go before that first storm of the season hits. You will also want get your snow clothes out and in your closets so you have your nice winter jacket available when you have to go out and shovel the snow. If you have a chimney in your home you will want to inspect and clean your chimney this fall. If your chimney is filled with soot and smoke it can cause all sorts of problems. Many people prefer to hire this service out because it is not a particularly fun job. The important thing is that you make sure it happens!
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You will want to have your furnace or boiler serviced in the fall as well. Your air conditioner has been working hard this summer to keep your house cool. Now it is almost time for the heating unit to do it’s part of keeping your family comfortable in your home. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning can come out and perform a maintenance visit at your home so that your furnace or boiler is ready to go when the weather gets cold. Contact us today!