With winter closing in, it is essential that homeowners across the state be prepared for colder weather. To ensure that your home stays warm throughout the season, here are five home-maintenance tasks for you to complete in November:
1. Call for a Home Audit
A great way to start off the season is by a calling a professional technician to perform a home audit focused on energy usage and waste. He or she will be able to point out any changes that you might want to make in terms of adding insulation, sealing air leaks, and similar tasks.
2. Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat
If you don’t already have a smart thermostat, then it’s definitely something that you should consider. These intelligent models have Wi-Fi capability, allow precision in setting desired temperatures, will inform you of current and future weather conditions, and much more.
3. Add Insulation (If Needed)
Insulation is essential if you want to keep the heat in your home from escaping and prevent the cold weather outside from getting in. If you are not confident of your abilities to check for proper insulation or add some as needed, be sure to call a professional to complete the job.
4. Schedule an HVAC Inspection
It is essential that you hire a professional technician to perform a yearly maintenance inspection on your heating equipment, and November is the perfect time to get this done. This will help ensure the efficiency of your system and even prolong its operational life-span.
5. Test Each Smoke Alarm
Smoke alarms typically last for a long time, but like any device, they can run out of power or stop operating properly. If the battery level is OK, then hit the test button to ensure that the unit is in good working order. This is especially important now that you’ll be using your heating equipment again.
If you’d like to learn more about home maintenance or have any questions related to home comfort, be sure to reach out to the friendly professionals at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors, Inc. We’ve been serving the HVAC needs of Monmouth County since 1948.