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Fall Home Maintenance Checklist to Keep Your House in Peak Condition


With any luck, the prediction of heavy rainfall this winter by meteorologists will be accurate. While we certainly need the moisture, it makes home maintenance even more critical this fall to protect your home. Once you’ve completed your fall furnace maintenance, these suggestions will help your home weather the winter and minimize energy costs and home repairs. Inspect the roof. Look for problem areas with your shingles or roof tiles. Cracked, missing or torn roof materials let moisture penetrate into…

Prevent Furnace Maintenance Fraud and Protect Yourself

It’s well-accepted that regular inspection and maintenance of your home heating system can protect you and your loved ones. Yet, you should also be aware that there have been issues related to furnace maintenance fraud, where scam artists try to scare you into believing that you will be subject to dangerous situations, such as a house fire, carbon monoxide leak or loss of heat or cooling. Here, we outline some general guidelines to help you spot shysters and protect yourself from being the victim of furnace maintenance fraud.…