You know what time it is! We’re here with your quarterly home maintenance reminder! Fall is on its way, and with it comes brisk mornings, falling leaves, and maybe even a little snow. We all know how unpredictable Alberta weather can be, so set your home up for success through the coming season!
Check your humidifier, furnace and hrv filters
Make sure the air in your home is fresh and healthy by cleaning out your humidifier, furnace and HRV filters. Make sure your humidifier is turned on for fall. Keeping your humidity levels at 25-35% will help improve airflow and combat moisture by balancing your home’s humidity and condensation.
check your eaves and downspouts
Have you cleaned out your eaves yet? It’s very important to take care of those loose leaves, dirt and debris so you don’t end up with a frozen, clogged up system. Don’t forget to put up your downspouts for freezing water and place them back down on warmer days to manage the melt – just make sure they’re pointed away from your foundation. If you see run-off, watch for pooling around your home and adjust your downspout when needed.
check your settlement and test your detectors
Be sure to fill any settled soil areas with compacted clay as part of your drainage maintenance plan to keep water away from your home. Also make sure to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors to ensure they are in good working order.
seal your driveway
You should also seal your driveway before the weather gets too cold, which assists with the longevity of the driveway and exterior elements only Mother Nature can control.
For more insight and advice on seasonal maintenance items as a homeowner, we invite you to visit the Alberta New Home Warranty Program’s Blog!