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Fall Home Maintenance Tips

 

Here is a list of items you should think about.

 

  • Check to make sure your heat works. Waiting to the last minute will put you in line for service with everyone else that didn’t make sure their       heat will work when needed.

  • Maintenance your furnace. Clean condensation lines.

  • Get your humidifier operational. This includes cleaning and changing the pad if needed.

  • Install a humidity gage to monitor your humidity in your home. Lack of humidity will cause many problems.

  • Make sure your furnace filter is clean or install a new one.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home for failing caulk. After occupancy it is the homeowners responsibility for general maintenance of all caulk.

  • Clean your dryer vent.

  • Check weather strip on all doors.

  • Make sure all exterior hoses have been disconnected from your home.

  • Schedule your sprinkler system to be blown out. Warranty requires that you have the installing company perform the winterization.

  • Exterior and garage concrete should be sealed to protect against winter salt damage. This includes salt that comes in from the roads and drips off of your cars.

  • Clean your gutters. Clogged gutters will lead to ice damming.

  • Prepare for snow. Maintenance snow blower or contact a service before it is too late.

  • Check your sump pump for operation. Install a backup if you have not already.

  • Lubricate window and door moving parts.

  • Check fireplace operation. Clean interior glass as needed.

  • Touch up all interior caulk joints as needed. Your builders warranty does not cover general caulk maintenance. 

  • Lubricate garage door moving parts.

  • Clean window weep holes.

  • Click on the video guide above for many examples.

 

 

 

 

Spring Home Maintenance Tips

 

Here is a list of items you should think about.

  • Check your sump pump for operation. Install a backup pump if you have not already.

  • Exterior and garage concrete should be sealed to protect against winter salt damage.

  • Check to make sure your AC works after we reach 60 degrees outside. Waiting to the last minute will put you in line for service which could be a few days.

  • Maintenance your furnace. Clean your condensation lines.

  • Put your humidifier into summer mode. Cleaning your unit now is easier than in fall.

  • Install a humidity gage to monitor the humidity in your home. Excess humidity over 50% can cause many problems.

  • Make sure your furnace filter is clean or install a new one.

  • Inspect the exterior of your home for failing caulk. After occupancy it is the homeowners responsibility for general maintenance of all caulk.

  • Clean your dryer vent. See video above.

  • Schedule your sprinkler system to be started up and adjusted. Sprinkler maintenance is a homeowner responsibility.

  • Clean your gutters.

  • Lubricate window and door moving parts.

  • Lubricate garage door moving parts.

  • Click on our video guide above for many examples.

 

 

 

 

AC Troubleshooting

 

If Your AC is not working,

  • Check your quick disconnect outside next to your AC unit and make sure it is in the on position.

  • Check your double AC breaker on your main panel and make sure it is on.

  • Check to make sure your humidifier vent is changed from winter to summer.

  • Check to make sure your furnace filter is clean and also your humidifier pad should be changed.

  • Check that your thermostat is set to cool. If you have more than one thermostat, change both to match.

  • Close some of the air vents in the basement during AC seasons as the cold air takes the path of least resistance.

  • If you have changed your thermostat from the original, your service call may be billable. 

 

If your AC is not working, contact our office and speak to your representative during normal business hours. No Emergency service.

Consider changing your thermostat fan setting from AUTO to ON which will balance rooms to be more equal in temperature.

If you have changed your thermostat from what the builder installed and it is the cause of the service call, you will be billed directly by the HVAC contractor.

Remember, AC is not serviced outside of business hours so check ahead of time as the first warm week is usually very busy for the HVAC contractors and service may be a few days away.

Also, please note that if you have your thermostat changed by someone other than the original contractor and it is the cause of the issue, you will be billed directly by the servicing contractor. 

Reviewing our videos on our website may help.

 

 

Heat HVAC Troubleshooting

 

If Your Heat is not working,

  • Check your gas line to make sure the red handle is in line with the gas pipe. Would be the same as your water heater.

  • Check to make sure your furnace filter is clean and also your humidifier pad should be changed.

  • Change your humidifier vent to winter if present.

  • Check that your thermostat is set to heat. If you have more than one thermostat, change both to match.

  • You may need to re-balance your heating system to provide a more even temperature in all areas. 

  • Changing your thermostat fan setting from AUTO to ON will balance rooms to be more equal in temperature.

 

If this is your first time using heat, you may have to use the power switch on the side of the furnace to reset the furnace.  Turn off for 30 seconds and turn back on. Wait 10 minutes and see if heating. If not, try this process 2 more times. Your furnace will timeout after 3 tries if it does not see a flame and the first time may take a few tries to get the gas to the unit. 

If your Heat is not working after these steps, contact our office and speak to your representative.

Also, please note that if you have your thermostat changed by someone other than the original contractor and it is the cause of the issue, you will be billed directly by the servicing contractor. 

Reviewing our videos on our website may help.

 

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