Preparing Your Home for Fall
When football has taken over the TV, pumpkin spice is everywhere and leaves are changing, you know it’s fall! Maybe you’ve winterized your pool or changed out your summer wardrobe of tanks and tees for jeans and jackets, but is there anything else you should do to prepare your home for fall? Kingwood Air Repair has a few tips and tricks to help you dive into autumn.
Work from the Outside In
We already mentioned pools and winterizing them, such as draining, covering or maintaining balanced water. But is there anything else in your yard that you should prep for the changing season? Well fall is actually one of the best times to landscape and plant. Our mild falls give the landscaping a chance to lay roots and get ready for the spring and summer. Some great vegetables to plant now include carrots, kale, leeks, radishes, spinach and turnips.
Look For Mold Hangouts
Fall and winter are good times for mold to sneak in and grow in your home. Take this opportunity to check out areas that have higher humidity and low air circulation, like bathrooms, kitchens, basements and attics. Always use exhaust fans during and after showers to help prevent the problem, or open windows to increase air circulation. If you find your in-home temperature and humidity are too high, pump up the heat for a few hours, then open the windows and doors. This can be a good way to naturally push out the moisture in the air.
Check Your AC and Heater
After a sweltering Houston summer, it’s always a good idea to check the air conditioner for any low fluids or loose parts. While you’re at it, check the heater, too. These are both best done by a professional HVAC company like Kingwood Air Repair. Better to review everything now and make the necessary repairs than to turn the heater on in a cold spell and be without!
Up on the Roof
Before a hard rain hits, have your roof checked out for any potential leaks, broken tiles or shingles, or other issues. Be sure to clean out the gutters and make sure they are in good working order, too, as a faulty or clogged gutter can cause a world of damage.
The changing seasons is also a good way to remind yourself about regular maintenance. At the beginning of each new season, change you air or furnace filter. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Pull appliances away from the wall to clean and dust under and around them. Clean out your dryer vent. Dust and lint accumulation on an appliance that heats up can be a fire hazard.
HVAC in Houston
Need assistance preparing your home for fall? Kingwood Air Repair can help! We specialize in regular maintenance and service requests for air conditioning and heating, as well as indoor air quality issues. And there’s no HVAC company in north Houston with better customer satisfaction and reviews! Call us today at (281) 441-4500 or request an estimate online. Seniors, teachers, law enforcement and fire fighters all receive a 5% discount!