As we say goodbye to the dog days of summer, the days are shorter and even though the temperatures may be deceiving, NOW is the perfect time to get your home prepped for the cold winter months! Why not schedule a home wellness check with Inspection Tech? We are not just in the home buying market, but also service home owners who might want a furnace checked and have an overall health report regarding their present home. Even if you are already secure in the overall health of your home, below are some things you can do NOW to get ready for the winter months. Schedule a furnace and duct cleaning. Once the cold hits and we shut the windows and close the door, air quality can affect your overall comfort during the winter months. Get your furnace serviced and ducts cleaned and stock up on filters! Filters should be changed frequently to ensure your furnace is performing in tip top shape. Check window and doors for drafts and leaks. Drafty window and doors can lead to excessive electric bills and running your heater more than need be. The best time to buy windows is in the spring, but if yours need to be replaced, check out deals in your area. Plastic is an inexpensive fix to the problem, but not a long term cure. New windows add definite value to a home and will keep you warm and electric bills down in the winter months. Clean those gutters! And inspect your roof for any possible missing shingles or leaks. Empty gutters ensure proper removal of snow/water from your roof. There are many more winter preparations that we will be covering in the next blog post. In the meantime, why not give us a call and get that well check scheduled?