3 Fall Home Maintenance Practices to Follow
As the leaves begin to change from green to red and orange, life starts to settle in to routine that accompanies the chillier weather of autumn. To help avoid costly repair problems in the future, use this change of seasons as a trigger to complete some vital fall home maintenance.
The following are just a few of the top fall home maintenance must-dos:
- Inspect & Repair Your Roof. Finding a leak in the middle of a snowstorm can mean devastating results in the long run. Before the weather takes a turn, hire professionals to inspect your roof and take care of any weak areas or places that need replaced. If a problem is left untreated, you could be leaving your wood, drywall, insulation, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC system susceptible to costly water damage in the future, particularly when freezing temperatures can create ice dams.
- Get Your Furnace Debris-Free. It can be easy to forget how important your furnace is when the temperatures are still in short-sleeved numbers, but you don’t want to put your furnace maintenance off to the last minute. Professional HVAC experts can help you ensure that your thermostat settings are accurate, electrical connections are tight and secure, and the overall health of your furnace passes evaluation. Taking time to do preventative checks on this vital piece of equipment will help to keep you out of the cold when the snow starts blanketing the hills of Cincinnati.
- Seal the Gaps. Normal wear, tear, and time can loosen the seals around windows, doors, and other places that ultimately end up becoming drafty when left unprotected. Take a thorough inventory of the places in your home that could let the cold air in, and replace or reinforce your home’s weatherization. Preventing drafts will help you realize a positive impact when your energy bill is kept at bay. An often-overlooked place that produces drafts is found where electrical wires and plumbing pipes enter the home.
Feeling overwhelmed with your fall home maintenance checklist? Contact our team at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, and let us help you tick off the boxes!
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- Jerry A.
"I called Apollo because of a water leak I thought I had in our upstairs shower going into the kitchen. Robbie came and assured me everything was fine & looked at all the other plumbing. He ended up changing a few pipes for our washer & clearing a drain. He was very nice & knowledgeable with all my questions. I ended up signing up for the care plan & was very happy with my service."
- Cassandra B.
"The team at Apollo exceeded my expectations. As a business owner, my attention to the details and commitment to providing excellent service is high. From the sales rep. to the installation team, everyone’s performance was outstanding. For example, the installation team went to great lengths to protect our floors, placing floor runners and across the wood floors and up the stairs. They even were spot washing walls upon their departure. I highly recommend this company."
- Randy B.
"We scheduled an estimate AND a tune-up. We knew something was wrong with our furnace, but hoped we could make it through the rest of the season. Upon telling Bill what our furnace was doing, he warned us immediately what the possible outcome was going to be; a cracked heat exchanger. He watched the flames roll backward, tested carbon monoxide levels, which were so high they meter’s last reading was 5,600 before saying “high”. He immediately shut it down, tagged it, and explained that with levels that high and children in our home he wanted off right away. He continued his inspection and showed us via a camera that not only was it cracked in multiple places, but had holes all over it. He gave us a few options for repairing it; his knowledge as well as genuine concern was beneficial and refreshing. Luckily we also scheduled an estimator, Micah, to come too and we were able to get costs between repairing and replacing (with several options). We decided to replace with a much higher efficiency furnace and one sized properly to our home. Hands down, not only did they both provide us great service and knowledge, but without sounding dramatic, they may have saved our lives. This was our first time calling Apollo, but it won’t be our last."
- Sarah B.
"Apollo is an excellent company. I always receive great service. Alex A. was professional and friendly. He kept me informed during the process of checking my furnace and heat pump to make sure they were working properly. The company makes sure you are notified who is coming and when they are on the way. All my interactions with the company have been wonderful."
- Beverly S.