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Your Winter Home Maintenance Checklist for Arizona

While it doesn’t get as cold in Arizona as it does in other parts of the country, we do still experience chilly winters and overnight freezes. You can improve your home’s energy-efficiency, reduce your risk of pest and animal infestations, and increase the comfort and safety of your home by performing some simple winter maintenance tasks for your home in Surprise, AZ, and the West Valley. 

Inspect Your Roof and Gutters

Now that the monsoon season is over, it’s the perfect time to inspect your home’s roof and gutter system. If there are any problems, they will only get bigger and more expensive to fix after the cold weather season. You can hire a roofing contractor for an inspection, or get on your ladder and take a look for yourself. Look for signs of pest or animal activity, piles of leaves or organic matter, mold or mildew, water damage, leaks, cracks, or anything else that could affect the structural integrity of your roof. You should also clean out your gutters and inspect your soffits and fascia for signs of damage.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

Seasonal HVAC maintenance will reduce your risk of future heating and cooling problems. An HVAC technician will inspect all elements of your system and make sure it will function properly all winter long. They will change the filters, install replacement parts, and do routine maintenance tasks like flushing hoses.

Seal Up Cracks and Gaps

No one wants the chilly winter air to affect the efficiency of their home’s heating system. You can lower your home heating costs by making sure all cracks and gaps are properly repaired and sealed before the cold weather sets in. Walk around the interior and exterior of your home, checking window and door frames, baseboards, behind plumbing appliances, and inside cabinets and closets to make sure there isn’t any damage. If you have an attic, basement, or crawl space, be sure to check those too. Sealing up any cracks and gaps will also prevent rodents and other pests from seeking refuge from the cold in your home.

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home in Surprise, AZ, or Phoenix’s West Valley, our team at Home Realty can help. Call us today at (623) 209-3200 or contact us online to get started.

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