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Checklist - Make sure everything is in working order during the cold months:
Caulk windows and doors.
Check the pressure on fire extinguishers.
Clean and inspect children’s play areas and equipment.
Clean and inspect gutters and canales.
Clean the clothes dryer vent.
Clean the humidifier/dehumidifier monthly.
Clean the kitchen range hood and vent periodically.
Change furnace filters monthly.
Close storm windows.
Cover the air conditioner loosely.
Prune trees and shrubs.
Inspect the chimney.
Inspect the crawl space or basement.
Inspect drainage and the foundation.
Inspect the roof and flashing.
Inspect siding, fascias, and soffits.
Inspect faucets, sinks, and pipes for leaks.
Insulate the pull-down attic staircase.
Insulate the whole-house fan.
Paint the house.
Put away outdoor equipment.
Replace humidifier wicks.
Schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment.
Seal coat asphalt driveways.
Secure loose deck and porch boards.
Test GFCIs monthly.
Test smoke detector/carbon monoxide detector batteries.
Treat roof for moss growth.
Trip circuit breakers.
Vacuum floor registers and return ducts.
Winterize the irrigation system.
Winterize the lawn mower.
Disconnect exterior hoses.