With summer quickly coming to an end and the seasons changing, September’s home maintenance chores focus on getting your home ready for the colder weather ahead.

Take advantage of the last warm, sunny days to get important tasks around your home done.

Service Your Heating Systems

To make sure your heating system will keep you warm this winter, call in a licensed HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) professional to inspect and service the HVAC system in your home. You want to have your heating system serviced early to avoid the rush when HVAC contractors have to respond to no heat calls. Don’t let that no heat call be from you.

In addition to changing your the air filter, a HVAC professional can; clean the blower motor, Test and clean the furnace burner, check switches, and the thermostat

If your home doesn’t already have a programmable thermostat, now is a good time to have one installed or install it yourself.

A programmable thermostat allow can be set to automatically adjust your home’s temperature when you’re away or sleeping, which can save on both heating and cooling costs. Many of the newer thermostats are WiFi  compatible and can be linked to your smart phone for advanced control features and monitoring.