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Home-Maintenance Tips for an Indiana Fall Season

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The sight of beautiful colors, the smell of burning leaves, and the taste of pumpkin flavored everything is what fall in Indiana is all about! While autumn in the Midwest is a beautiful and fun time, it’s also a time to prepare before winter comes and spoils our fun.  Here is a quick list of things to finish before fall:

 

Replacing your Filters

Your HVAC system is a beautiful thing that keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter months. But if you forget to take care of it, it can do just the opposite and hurt your wallet significantly. Replacing air filters is one way to reduce the pollen, dirt, and dust that this high-allergy, Indiana summer brought.  Schedule a professional Fall Clean & Check to have the entire system refreshed.

 

Replacing Weather Strips

Doors and windows with bad weather-stripping can let in bad drafts from the cool air that is right around the corner. It’s better to find out now if this is a problem rather than when you are curled up with your hot cocoa this winter and feel an unbearable breeze sneaking in! Because the summer heat has potential to warp and damage the stripping, it is important to inspect and replace as needed before it’s too late.

 

Leaf Management

As the leaves are falling at a faster rate now, it is important to make sure they are staying clear from your outdoor HVAC unit. We know raking leaves is not the most fun job in the world, but just think that you will have a squeaky clean system when you are done and a nice pile of leaves to jump in or burn for family fun!

 

Heating System Check-Up

The last thing that you want to happen during a winter storm or blistering cold weather is for your heating unit to break unexpectedly.  It is crucial to check the basics (filters, etc) as well as the more complex aspects. Fall maintenance by your local HVAC expert can save you a significant amount of money in the long-run and ensure that you and your family are worry free and warm this winter.

For more information about your HVAC system this fall or any other time, do not hesitate to call your local HVAC expert. Fall is a time of fun activities and wonderful colors. By staying prepared, you can focus on all the fun activities that are to come!