Prepare Your Home For Fall
Autumn is on our heels and summer is coming to a close, so this is the perfect time to make sure your home is up to par for the harsh weather Wisconsin Falls can bring. At AHT Wisconsin Windows we want to help you avoid unnecessary damage that can happen to your home, so here are five tips to help you prepare for Fall.
Check Your Fireplace and Chimney
Check your fireplace before the colder months hit and for ash and grim that could clog up your chimney and get into your home. You may need to call a chimney sweep for an inspection. Also, make sure there is a cap or screen protecting your chimney to prevent birds or other objects from falling into the flue.
Trim Trees and Bushes
Trim back any trees or bushes that are next to your house. This will prevent branches and debris falling on your home in case of a storm.
Make sure all outside vents, filters and dampers are clear, clean and serviceable. You don’t want your exterior vents to be blocked and not allow any air flow that needs to escape your home.
Check Your Roof and Gutters
This will require you to get up on your roof and look for damaged, loose or missing shingles that may leak during storms. Also, make sure your gutters are clear of debris so they don’t get clogged and water gets into your home.
Change the filters in your home
Changing the filters in your home will keep your home heating and cooling systems running smoothly and efficiently. Change your central air conditioning system filter regularly. If you have a window air conditioning unit, remove from the window or place a waterproof cover over it to prevent damage. Change stove vent filters, clothes dryers and room fans if applicable. Clean air filters will keep your family healthier in the fall months.
If you find you need home repairs then contact us today. We’d be happy to provide a free estimate. Just call us toll-free at (877) 578-0495, or click here to schedule a free, no-obligation in-home estimate.