Summer has to be the ideal time to prepare your home for winter.
August Home Maintenance Projects
After weeks of playing in the sun, you may wish to do some home maintenance on a cloudy afternoon.
Here are some projects that are ideally undertaken in or around August:
1. To minimize water hammer, a banging noise in pipes, shit off the incoming water to your home, according to the SJ Mercury News. Open the highest and lowest faucets, valves or outdoor faucet, and drain all water from pipes to restore air cushions in the plumbing systems.
2. Clean condenser coils or fins beneath or behind refrigerator, according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Check to be certain there is adequate air flow around the appliances.
3. If a furnace is part of your air-conditioning system, check the filter. Clean or replace as needed.
4. Clean underside of range hood and clean or replace filter(s).