With the fall now being here and the leaves in colour change you may want to get started on your fall maintenance, here's a few items to help get you started off on the right foot.
Examine the siding on the home, is there water penetration, painting or touchups needed, what about just a good powerwash. Have you called the furnace company in for a tuneup of the furnace ( atleast every two years), replaced the filter ( monthly if allergies are present)
Fire place and wood burning stoves need chimney cleaned and inspected yearly.
Before topping the oil tank off make sure you have a look at it, is it leaking, are there stains on the concrete pad? If so make repairs before the oil company comes out and RED FLAGS your tank or furnace and you are void of any oil deliverys till it is fixed. If you have a gas furnace is the pilot light on, did you shutt off the gas last spring, maybe a tune up is in order, are the vents clear from shrubs and growth at the side of the house.
If you have baseboard heaters run the vacuum over the vents this time to remove dust and debris, helps keep that burning smell away when you turn them on again for the first time this year
Check your hot water tank for leaks, rust, is the TPR discharge line clear at the bottom, if you have a boiler system now would be a good time to put a few drops of oil in the lubrication ports.
Any questions please email or call, till next months tips, be safe and secure in your home.