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  1. Roof - Check roof and around chimney and skylights for leaks.
  2. Attic - If there is no ridge vent, keep gable ends open year round to ensure proper ventilation.
  3. Gutters - Clean gutters & drain pipes so leaves won't clog them and be sure they drain away form the hosue.
  4. Fireplace - Clean fireplace of ashes. Check chimney for loose/missing mortor. Have chimney professionally cleaned.
    Be sure damper closes tightly.
  5. Heating System - Have system serviced.
  6. Filters - Remeber to clean or replace filters once a month, or as needed. Check and clean dryer vent, air conditioner, stove hood, and room fans. Keep heating and cooling vents clean and free from furnitire and draperies. 
  7. Safety Equiptment - Ensure that all smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors are fire extinguishers are in good working order. Replace batteries as neded.
  8. Refridgerator - Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight. If you have a coil back refrigerator, vacuum the coils at least twice a year.
  9. Faucets - gutters Check for leaky faucets inside and outside. Replace washers as neccessary. Drain ourside faucets.
  10. Windows & Doors - Seal drafty doors and windows. If you added up all the small cracks where heating and cooling escapes the home, it would be the same as having a window open. Replace seals as needed.
    Be sure damper closes tightly.
  11. Siding & Paint - Look for cracks and holes in house siding or paint. Replace caulk if neccessary.
  12. Crawlspace/Basement - Check basement walls and floors for dampness. Be sure to clean dehumidifier regularly, if you have one.
  13. Hot Water Heater - Drain hot water heater. REmove sediment from the bottom of the tank.
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