Get Your House Ready For Autumn
School is starting back up. The temperatures are getting cooler (thank goodness!). Football season is about to begin. We’re ready to fall into fall, y’all! However, we have some tips to help get your house ready for autumn.
Set Up Professional Servicing With National
Fall is one of those in-between times of the year for Texas temperatures. Some days, the air conditioning is running on full blast. Other times, it’s necessary to crank up the heater at night. Regardless of temperatures, we recommend setting up a routine maintenance service from one of our team members.
Autumn is an opportune time of year for us to complete these checks. The moderate temperatures require you to run your air conditioning unit or furnace less. These services include carefully checking and cleaning each system thoroughly. These system tune-ups can identify any issues before winter arrives to ensure that your units are running properly before the weather gets too extreme.
Get In The Gutter(s)
Make sure that you clean out your gutters and downspouts regularly. This is especially important once leaves start falling. Rotting leaves and other debris can clog gutters, which can result in potential flooding or roof problems in the future.
Filter The Filters
Though it’s part of the maintenance check provided by National, changing your air filter is something you can easily complete yourself. While summer allergens include tree and pet dander, autumn allergens generally have more mildew, mold, or dust. Cleaning your filters regularly every 1-3 months can help reduce the circulation of these allergens in your home or office.
Keep The Home Fires Burning
If you have a fireplace, whether wood-burning or gas, it’s important to have the chimney cleaned regularly. National is also available to inspect any gas lines running to your gas fireplace. It’s important to check those lines periodically for possible leaks.
Before winter sets in, it’s important to invest in coverings for an exterior hoses and faucets. Autumn is a great time to purchase these items ahead of time, before they jump off the shelves once it gets cold. Properly covering any exterior faucets or exposed pipes can prevent broken pipes that can cause flooding.
Heaters and open flames in fireplaces can cause extensive damage, both seen and unseen. It’s prudent to invest in good quality fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and carbon monoxide detectors.
We hope you’re already falling in love with the cooler temperatures. National wishes everyone a great new school year. Happy (almost) fall, y’all!