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Fall Maintenance Checklist

To maintain the warmth and efficiency of your Ottawa home, consider these fall HVAC guidelines:

  1. Schedule a professional assessment of your HVAC system with AirZone.
  2. Optimize your thermostat settings for different times of the day and night.
  3. Regularly maintain and clean your furnace filters.
  4. Check and clean your chimney and fireplace for optimal performance.
  5. Seal leaks around your home, particularly in the attic and near windows and doors.
  6. Use clear plastic to insulate windows.
  7. Check your attic for proper insulation.  Remember than insulation should never be compressed for optimal value.
  8. Manage natural light effectively with curtains and clean windows to enhance warmth.
  9. For optimal warmth and light, clean the windows on your home’s south side.
  10. Install weather-stripping on external doors to keep the cold out.
  11. To avoid freezing, insulate and wrap your water pipes.
  12. Fix any dripping taps to conserve water and prevent damage.
  13. Keep the space around your heat pump free from obstructions for efficient operation.

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Additional Energy Saving Tips

  1. Install a smart programmable thermostat for varying temperatures day and night.
  2. IInsulate your water tank and the initial six feet of both hot and cold water pipes.
  3. Reduce your water heater’s temperature to 120°F to save on energy costs.
  4. Place rubber gaskets behind outlets and switch plates on external walls for better insulation.
  5. Opt for low-flow showerheads to conserve water.
  6. Consider a cold climate heat pump to reduce reliance on gas or electricity.
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To enhance indoor air quality and minimize health risks:

  1. Regularly replace batteries in smoke, radon, and carbon monoxide detectors, especially when adjusting clocks (a good reminder time twice a year).
  2. Consider installing a ventilation system for improved air circulation.
  3. Address water damage in carpets and materials promptly.
  4. Maintain cleanliness to reduce allergens.
  5. Exercise caution with fuel-burning appliances to prevent leaks.
  6. Ensure household chemicals are safely stored & disposed in an appropriate manner.
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