Are You Taking Care of Your Home This Winter? | Mr. Electric of Austin

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Now that the holidays are officially over and a new year has begun, it is time to start tackling the items on your to-do list for your home.

Our team at Mr. Electric of Austin want to offer some suggestions on the projects you should be tackling this winter in order to help make your home a safer, more efficient environment!

Tackle Your Winter To-Do List

The winter isn’t like the other seasons, as the winter weather can certainly bring its own fair share of problems to your home. Therefore, in order to keep your home and your loved ones protected this winter, the best thing you can do is to stay ahead of the game by preparing your home now.

Let’s take a look at some ways you can start preparing your home now for the winter temperatures:

Check Your HVAC Unit

Winter brings with it cooler temperatures—and an increased likelihood that you’re turning on the heat. Is your HVAC unit up to the test?

Ideally, you should be having your unit serviced in the spring and fall, preparing the unit for the summer and winter, when it’s used most. But if you haven’t had your HVAC unit maintained recently, there’s no better time than now.

After all, you don’t want to discover a problem on the coldest day of the year.

Check the Outlets in Your Home

Did you put your outlets to the test this holiday season? Now that the holidays are over, now is a good time to go around and inspect your home’s outlets to ensure they are not being overloaded, as well as to ensure they are still working properly.

Since there is a risk of electrocution when checking outlets, make sure you have a team of professionals who can check your outlets and electrical wiring properly.

Check Your Gutters

When was the last time you gave your gutters and drains a good cleaning? Winter often brings with it steady rains, so you don’t want clogged gutters that could lead to leaks or damage to the interior or exterior of your home.

Take time to check the gutters and drains to ensure they’re free from clutter and undamaged.

Are you looking for a team of professionals who can help you take care of your winter to-do list when it comes to electrical work? Give our team at Mr. Electric of Austin a call today!