Before firing up your furnace and/or fireplace, it’s crucial to ensure that everything is in working order. This way, you’ll keep your energy costs in check and lessen the chance of a dreaded “something’s wrong and I don’t know how to fix it” situation in the dead of winter.
Fireplace: If it’s been a while since your fireplace has been inspected and deep-cleaned, consider hiring a professional chimney sweep to clean the flue and tackle any repairs. If your fireplace damper is damaged or nonexistent, install a chimney balloon to keep warm air in and cold air out of your home.
Furnace: A less-daunting task is replacing or cleaning a furnace filter as recommended by the manufacturer. Before you do, sweep or vacuum the area around your furnace. Regular cleaning or replacing of a furnace filter increases efficiently and prevents dirt and allergens from circulating around your home. And while you’re at it, sweep or vacuum in and around heat registers to get rid of accumulated dust and dander.
Insulation, seals: Finally, inspect caulk around windows and doors to ensure that any leaks are nipped in the bud before winter hits. Fall is also a good time to check on the condition of the insulation.
Have you ever sat down at a cluttered desk to get some work done but felt confused and frustrated right as your butt hits the chair? Or have you noticed that you may be avoiding being productive because that desk needs organizing?
We believe that clutter in the physical space also equates to clutter in your mind space. Furniture that needs dusting, windows that do not let in clear light, and errant marks on the floor can all be subconscious flags that can burden your mind.
When we say we want to make “our client’s lives easier” it’s not just about the time we save our clients it’s also about knowing that we’re improving someone’s living environment. We take pride in knowing that we make people feel more comfortable in their own home.