Fall Maintenance Tips

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by zach
Ashton Fall Maintenance Tips

Summer seems like it was a while ago with the back to school and returning to work mode. Fall is here even if it isn’t official yet and it is best to begin carrying out some home maintenance to prepare for the cooler days ahead.

1. The number one thing that affects a person’s bill is the heat they use in their house. Heating accounts for approximately 70% of a person’s energy bill.

The simple act of turning down your thermostat at night or while you are gone during the day will go a long way to reducing your energy bills. If you have trouble remembering to turn the temperature down, consider installing a programmable thermostat.

2. Install weather stripping or caulking around windows and doors to prevent drafts and lowering your heating bill.

3. Consider installing a carbon monoxide alarm near the fireplace and furnace. Also remember to test your smoke alarms and change the batteries too.

4. Clean your dryer vent once every 6 months. Move your dryer away from the wall, unplug it, and vacuum behind it. (If it’s a gas dryer, turn off the gas supply to the dryer at the appliance shutoff valve.)

Unhook the tube that leads to the vent and clear as much lint from the tube as you can. Grab a shop vacuum, go outside, and tackle the outside dryer vent as well.

5. Replace the filter in your furnace. Consider having an Ashton heating professional check your heating system to ensure optimal performance and discover minor problems before they turn into costly repairs. Clean your ducts to better your heating system’s efficiency as well as to reduce household dust and to provide relief to those with respiratory problems.

Ashton  is helping people get their furnace checked before the weather gets cooler. Book your Ashton furnace tune up before Sept. 30th and save 40%; book before Oct. 14th and save 30% off the service.

Call 604-283-2383 to schedule an appointment today!


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