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As summer winds down and kids head back to school, you're probably already looking ahead to cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice everything. But is your home ready for fall?

No need to stress–the experts at ACTION have put together this simple checklist to help get your house in shape before winter strikes. By taking these proactive steps now, you can avoid unexpected breakdowns, save money on utilities, and ensure a safe, comfortable living space all season long.

Schedule a Furnace Tune-Up: Your heating system has been idle for months. Before firing it back up, schedule a tune-up with ACTION's industry-leading technicians. We'll thoroughly clean and inspect all components, test safety controls, and optimize the system for maximum efficiency and performance.

Reverse Ceiling Fans: This quick adjustment can significantly reduce your heating costs. Ceiling fans should rotate clockwise during cold months to gently draw room air upwards and push warm air from the ceiling back down into living spaces.

Check for Air Leaks: Drafty doors, windows, and attics force your furnace to work overtime. Reduce heat loss by caulking cracks, installing weatherstripping, and ensuring insulation is properly installed. ACTION offers professional energy audit and air sealing services.  

Replace Furnace Filter: A dirty filter makes your furnace work harder, wasting energy and money. Check and replace disposable filters every 1-3 months for optimal airflow and efficiency. If using permanent filters, rinse with water.

Clean Ductwork: If your air ducts have built-up dust and debris inside, they will circulate contaminants through your home. Consider having ACTION perform a professional duct cleaning to improve indoor air quality before sealing up for winter.

Inspect Plumbing: Frozen pipes can quickly lead to costly leaks and water damage. Insulate any exposed pipes in unheated areas like attics, basements, and crawl spaces. If going on vacation, leave the heat on and set your thermostat to at least 55°F.

Check Smoke & CO2 Detectors: As you begin running heating equipment, be sure you have properly functioning smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on every level of your home. Replace batteries annually and check expiration dates.

No matter what heating, cooling, plumbing, or electrical needs arise this fall, ACTION is your trusted local service provider that prioritizes respect, service, and honesty. Our responsive, customer-first approach means you can feel confident your home and family are in great hands. 

Contact ACTION today to schedule a free consultation.  


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