Ways to Prepare Your Knoxville Home for a Successful Autumn
While summer in Knoxville can be warm and humid, autumn can be a completely different story. There’s no telling what type of autumnal weather you’ll encounter; from chilly mornings to breezy nights. However, for your home to stay as comfortable and cozy as can be this season, here are a few simple things you can do to have the most successful fall season yet:
Fall Prep Tips for Homeowners
Schedule Heating Maintenance
When was the last time you scheduled a heating maintenance (or tune-up) appointment for your furnace? If you didn’t get around to making an appointment last year, now would be the perfect time to do so. While it may seem like a gimmick to some, heating maintenance is exceptionally vital for your unit's wellbeing.
When your professional HVAC technician arrives for the appointment, they’ll inspect your furnace from head to toe, making sure that nothing seems out of the ordinary; this can help extend your furnace’s lifespan, in addition to providing you with peace of mind! Of course, if they do suspect that your unit may need repair or some extra TLC, they’ll inform you before making a move.
Invest in Weatherstripping
When Mother Nature exhales those cool autumn breezes, do you tend to find that there is a window or door in your home that lets them through — even when they’re shut? If that’s the case, you’ll want to look into weatherstripping. Easy to install and versatile for any shape/size of doors and windows, this will seal the deal (literally) and keep that cold air outside where it belongs.
Another benefit to consider about weatherstripping is that it will help your furnace work much more efficiently and will help cut back on your overall energy consumption — since there will be less of a chance of cold air blowing through your home, resulting in making your furnace work much harder than it has to.
Inspect Your Safety Devices
One thing on a homeowner’s to-do list that is usually overlooked is checking all the safety devices in their home. From the smoke detector in the living room to the carbon monoxide detector near the furnace, nothing should be overlooked when it comes to your safety.
If your home’s devices rely on batteries, make sure to replace them in all of your safety alarms. Now, if your safety devices are hardwired and don’t seem to operate correctly, contact your trusted professional to repair or replace them altogether.