Recently I came across an article advice to prepare your property for winter.
Most of the items were do-it-yourselfers & wouldn’t cost a thing.
At the top of the list was to clean out gutters & downspouts. If these get jammed, it could cause leaks in the roof and/or ice dams. Next was an important safety tip – checking smoke alarms & replacing the batteries. All exterior pipes & hoses should be drained to prevent pipes from cold. And before snow & ice arrive, branches near the property should be pruned back to prevent ice or snow from damaging the siding. Finally, there was a lengthy discussion about preparing your furnace / boiler for the winter, and heating & A/C professionals often propose homeowners to turn on their boilers before they really need them, as many breakdowns occur during the first startup. Scheduling preventive maintenance was highly commanded to identify potential problems before they turn into expensive troubles. And if you heat your house with a furnace, hiring a professional to clean the ductwork respectfully is the best health-related measure you can take. After reading the article, I decided to call my Heating & A/C corporation to schedule an appointment & to discuss the items in the article. Once he arrived, he changed the filter on my furnace & cleaned the ductwork. Next, he changed the battery on the temperature control & turned the furnace on. It started fine, although he double-checked the ignition components & assured me that they were in great working order. His maintenance call to ensure that our Heating & A/C system was ready for the winter time set my mind at ease – all for a unquestionably satisfactory fee.