With winter finally coming, it is a great time to clean your dryer vent. Most people use their dryers more during the winter, so make sure there isn’t a clog in the line. A clogged dryer vent could lead to a fire, so be careful and clean it out. While you are cleaning, make sure there isn’t a pile of snow blocking the outdoor vent.
Another tip for January is organize your closet. Since you may be spending more time inside than out, take the time to get your closets organized.
The average cost to repair water damage is $2,128 (1). Catch a water leak before the damage gets out of control, even if you are not home, with an Wi-Fi connected flood alarm. You can purchase one from Amazon around $55. (D-Link DCH-S160)
Place a sensor near:
Sink / Bathtubs
Do you have any suggestions for a great Wi-Fi flood alarm?
Yes it’s true, November is already here which means winter is not far away. Check your engines this month! We suggest that you have your generator serviced before those stormy days arrive. Another good idea is to get your snow blower cleaned off and running to make sure it is ready for that first snow fall. Continue reading “November Tip of the Month”
Get ready for hurricane season! If you have a sump pump make sure it is in good working order. Check that your gutters are clean and the end of the downspouts are not blocked by your landscaping. Check your flashlights and batteries. Also, service your generator before the power goes out!
Give your Air Conditioner a tune-up and keep it running all summer long. Like most mechanical equipment, an ounce of prevention goes a long way towards keeping you cool for years to come. Don’t wait until you have an issue.
Some simple steps you can take today:
Check the area around your Air Conditioner and make sure that it is clear and free from branches and other vegetation.
Change or clean your homes air filters (if you need help finding the correct sizing, give us a call).
Inspect your window seals and all your exterior doors for air leaks.
Did you know that changing your filter can lower the energy consumption of your Air Conditioner by 5-15%! (energysavers.gov)
What can WBA do to tune-up your Air Conditioner?
Check for the correct amount of refrigerant
Test for refrigerant leaks.
Check for and seal duct leakage
Measure air flow thru the evaporator coil
Verify that the cooling and heating systems cannot operate simultaneously
Check the accuracy of the thermostat
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, give our office a call (860) 928-0897.
An exciting announcement! For the third year in a row, Woodstock Building Associates has been awarded the “Best of Houzz” 2015 award for design! Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design with more than 25 million monthly unique users. You can view all the Boston area winners at the Houzz award page.
Please take the time to drive through Woodstock’s newest neighborhood. Enjoy the beautiful flowers and hidden details as you follow the curves of Aplin Hill Lane. The road gently winds through wooded open space and up the hill to eight remaining homesites.