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December Maintenance Calendar

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Winter will be upon us soon. Getting your home buttoned up for cold and wet weather should be your top maintenance priority. If you missed our November newsletter, take a look at it for useful tips on preparing your home.

In the busy and hectic coming days, don't forget to enjoy simple pleasures like snuggling up near a cozy fire and sipping a hot cider or creamy eggnog. Happy Holidays.


December
Seasonal Tasks - Click below for more info

Test all GFCI Outlets

Reseal Grout

Recaulk Tubs & Showers

Plug Electronics into Surge Protectors
Relax - You deserve it
How To Keep a Christmas Tree Fresh
 
Regular Monthly Tasks
(carbon monoxide alarms too)

Did you miss our November To Do List?
Click here to see last month's maintenance list



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Install a Programmable Thermostat

With Winter's onset, the furnace will be getting a workout. Energy costs make it's operation expensive. Save energy and improve comfort by installing a programmable thermostat with automatic setbacks.


Indoor Air Quality

Over the winter months, your home will be sealed up more tightly than usual. Because of that, this is a good time to check the batteries in carbon monoxide detectors - or to install detectors if you haven't already.

Don' forget to open the windows and let in fresh air occasionally. When the weather permits, take advantage and open the windows.


Test Your Furnace

If you haven't already, turn on your furnace to make sure it is operating properly. If there is a problem, it'll be easier to get service quickly than if you wait and try to get an appointment when demand is high.

Also, when you fire up your furnace after months of disuse, you might notice an odd odor or burning smell. Typically this is the result of the build up of dust in the ventilation ducts. The burning odor, if minor and only for a few minutes, is probably just the dust burning as it contacts the heat exchanger in the furnace.



This list is provided for your convenience, it is not a comprehensive list of every maintenance item your home may require.
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