Fall is nearly here, which means that chilly weather won't be far behind. Even in Texas, where the winters are mild, fall is a good time to perform some routine maintenance on your house. With these tips from the independent personal insurance agents at San Marcos Insurance Agency, Inc., you can save a great deal of time and money on home repairs later:
- Change Your Air Filters: You should do this several times a year, but changing it before you use your heater for the first time will make your system work much more efficiently and improve your indoor air quality throughout the winter.
- Examine Your Roof: Everyone loves autumn's falling leaves, but allowing this debris to accumulate on your roof can lead to leaks and water damage that isn't covered by your home insurance policy. Clear all sticks and leaves from the roof and your gutters.
- Check For Air Leaks: Even if it doesn't get cold where you live, it's a good idea to check the caulking around windows and doors to make sure you aren't losing air. Sealing off as many leaks as possible is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home.
- Drain The Water Heater: This gets rid of all the sediment that accumulates in the tank, especially if you have hard water where you live. Doing this at least once a year can significantly improve the life of your water heater.
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