Annual Home Maintenance Checklist:
Roof: Check the roof tiles and around vents, skylights, and chimneys for leaks. Repair as necessary.
Gutters: Clean the gutters and drain pipes so leaves won’t clog them and be sure they drain away from the house.
Fireplace: Clean the fireplace of ashes. Check the chimney for loose or missing mortar. Have the chimney professionally cleaned. Make sure the damper closes tightly. Leave the damper open for improved ventilation if the home is not air-conditioned.
Filters: Remember to clean or replace filters once a month, or as needed. Check and clean the dryer vent, air conditioner, stove hood, and room fans. Keep heating and cooling vents clean and free from furniture and draperies.
Safety Equipment: Ensure that all smoke detectors and fire extinguishers are in good working order. Replace batteries in smoke detectors as needed, or at least twice each year.
Air Conditioner: In colder climates put weatherproof covers on them to keep away rust and leaves.
Refrigerator: Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. Test them by closing the door over a R10 Note. If you can pull the note out easily, the latch may need to be adjusted or the seal may need to be replaced. In addition, if you have a coil-back refrigerator, vacuum the coils at least twice each year. Your refrigerator will run more efficiently with clean coils. Also, stock up! A full refrigerator uses less energy than an empty one.
Faucets: Check for leaky faucets in the kitchen and bathroom(s). Replace washers as necessary.
Windows and Doors: Seal drafty doors and windows. If you added up all of the small cracks where heating and cooling escapes from a home, it would be the same as having a window open. Replace seals as needed.
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