Mid-season home maintenance is an essential winter safety tip that will help keep your home more comfortable and improve your energy savings at the same time. Here are some winter maintenance tasks to put up on the schedule.
Clean and Service Your Air Conditioning System
Your air conditioning system worked hard over the summer months, filtering out allergens, dust, pollution, and other contaminants out of your air to keep you healthy as well as cool. In addition, winter rains can encourage mould and bacteria to grow in your system. Now is the perfect time to have your unit serviced, cleaned and repaired so that it’s ready to go in spring.
If your air conditioning system is old, inefficient, or not working well and you are interested in upgrading it, it’s worth investing in a reverse cycle air conditioner. This type of unit can warm your home in winter as well as keeping it cool in summer. They are quality units are very energy efficient too.
Check Your Portable Heaters
If you are using a portable heater, electric blanket, or electric heating pad, it’s important to make sure they are in good working order. Regularly check to make sure there are no frays or breakages in the cords, place it far away from any water, never hang clothing or material near it, and never leave it unattended in high traffic areas.
If you have a gas heater, it is required to be serviced by a licensed gas fitter to ensure that it is safe to use and compliant with regulations.
Maintain Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
It is essential and required by law to have smoke and carbon monoxide alarm systems in homes with gas ovens, electrical appliances, boilers and other heating equipment. This aspect of home maintenance should be taken very seriously, as it can be a matter of life or death or serious property damage. If you haven’t yet done so, have a professional service come to your home to ensure that your systems are compliant and in good working order. This is especially important for rental providers, who must comply with annual safety checks in rental properties by law.
Check Your Safety Switches
Over time, switchboards become dusty, maybe even a little rusted, and fittings can come loose. This means that should a dangerous fault be detected in your home’s electrical system, the safety switch may fail, causing a significant fire risk. As a result, you should have professionals check your switchboard every year to clean and check the system, make any repairs as needed, and test the safety switches. This is especially important in winter when we draw much more electricity more often from the supply.
Take the Hassle Out Of Home Maintenance With Our Professional Heating and Cooling Team
At Tailored Heating & Cooling Solutions, we have worked extensively with homeowners in Melbourne over the last 30 years, and we understand the need for fast, expert services that don’t break the bank. We guarantee a quick turnaround on our services, so don’t hesitate to call our experienced and fully licensed team to perform winter maintenance on your home or rental properties.