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Back to School: Home Maintenance Tips for the New Season

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As the school bell rings, it’s not just your kids who need to be prepared for the new school year. Your home deserves a little attention before settling into the fall routine.

Here are some key maintenance tips to consider as your kids head back to school:

Organize Entryways

With the return to school comes a flurry of backpacks, shoes, and coats cluttering your entryway. Consider adding hooks, baskets, or cubbies to keep everything organized.

Inspect Heating Systems

Before the chill of fall arrives, it’s a good idea to have your heating system checked. Schedule a maintenance appointment to ensure your furnace or heat pump is in optimal condition, keeping you warm and cozy during the colder months to come.

Clean & Inspect Gutters

As leaves start to fall, your gutters can quickly get clogged. Make sure they’re clean to prevent water damage. Also, ensure that downspouts are directing water away from your house to prevent water damage to your home’s foundation.

Seal Windows & Doors

Check for any gaps or cracks around windows and doors. Properly sealing these openings can help keep your home warm during the colder months and potentially lower your energy bills.

Test Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Your family’s safety is always the top priority. Test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. Replace batteries if needed and make sure they’re in proper working order.

Contact Albemarle Heating & Air for Home Services in Charlottesville, VA

As a new school year begins, a little home maintenance can go a long way to making the transition from one season to the next a smooth and comfortable one for your family.

Call 434-293-4556 today to schedule heating maintenance for your Charlottesville home.

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