Yes, it is almost time to set your clocks back one hour and while we know that you are looking forward to that one hour of extra sleep, you have some work to do before that. The clocks change twice a year and the timing of those changes are perfect for some of your household chores.
Here are 5 things you must do when you change the clocks back this fall:
Check Your Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
You have probably seen this flashing on your local fire department signs already, but in case you haven’t, now is the time to change the batteries in these items. This time of the year is also a good time to make sure that you replace any of the detectors in your home that are more than ten years old.
Clean Your Dryer Vent and Duct
We know that you do not pay much attention to the duct work for your dryer, even if you regularly clean out the lint trap. Therefore, right after you change all those batteries, you will want to grab your vacuum and clean these areas. It will not take long to do and you will be preventing a fire from starting from the buildup of lint.
Replace Your Air Filters
The air filters to both your heating and cooling systems can get dirty throughout the year, so you will need to replace them. Clean air filters will keep your systems working more efficiently and you’ll notice less dust in your home as well.
Clean Your Fridge Coils
Speaking of appliances running efficiently, did you know that you need to vacuum your fridge coils? If you never knew that, then you definitely want to add this chore to your list immediately. A buildup of dust and dirt can make your refrigerator work harder to stay cool and that will decrease the length of time you can use this appliance.
Check Your Medicine Cabinet
Old medications can pile up quickly, so this time of the year is a really good time to pull out everything that has either expired or that you are no longer taking. Numerous pharmacies will take these medications back, so that they can be disposed of properly.
Chimney Services in Berwyn
These household chores do not take a lot of time to complete, but they are things that most people do not think to do very often. That is why we recommend that everyone tackle these jobs at this time of the year as they are changing the time on all their clocks. So as you make plans to set your clock back an hour, consider these other tasks as well.
Call us at 610-626-2439 to schedule chimney cleaning, chimney inspection, dryer vent cleaning, or utility flue cleaning. We’ll schedule an appointment as quickly as possible and help you keep these things under control.