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Get Ready for the Chilly Season with this Checklist

Autumn is a great time to prepare your home for the upcoming colder months. Regular maintenance can help ensure that your home’s plumbing, electrical, and heating & cooling systems are in good condition for the coming season.

Here’s a seasonal checklist for your plumbing, electrical,  heating & cooling systems.


  • Check for any visible leaks in your plumbing system, get it fixed sooner than later to help you save water and money. It is an easy fix for us, and it is best to do it before it becomes a bigger issue.


  • Cleaning the roof gutter and keeping your drainage areas from leaves and debris will save you from a big headache particularly after a season of summer storms.


  • Disconnect and drain garden hoses.


  • Turn off outdoor taps and install hose bibs if possible.


  • Flush the hot water system to remove sediment build-up.


  • Check for leaks around the base of the hot water system, especially if your hot water unit is 10 or more years old. No one wants to have a cold shower in the morning during the chilly season.


  • Planning on upgrading your Gas, Electrical or Heat Pump hot water system? Don’t look any further. We can assist you with the best options in the market.
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  • Check for frayed wires, damaged insulation, or any signs of wear and tear.

  • Look for hot spots or burning smells around outlets or switches.

  • Replace batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, with heaters and electric blankets the fire risk increases.

  • Test your smoke alarms to ensure they are functioning correctly.

  • Inspect and replace any broken or burnt-out bulbs in indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures.

  • Ensure that outdoor power outlets and fixtures are weatherproof.

  • Inspect your electrical panel for any signs of overheating or damage.

  • Call a licensed electrician to check and upgrade your switchboard panel if needed.
man enjoying the cool aircon

Heating & Cooling

  • Schedule a professional inspection of your furnace to ensure it’s in good working order.

  • Inspect windows and doors for drafts and seal any leaks, cracks or gaps with weatherstripping. A small draft -which is easy to fix- can increase your electricity bill up to 10%.

  • Consider upgrading to a programmable thermostat for energy efficiency.

  • Clear debris, leaves, and vegetation away from the outdoor HVAC unit.

  • Check for any visible damage to the unit.

Remember that safety is a priority, and if you’re not comfortable or confident in
performing any general plumbing, electrical or heating and cooling on your own, it’s best to hire a professional for the job. 

Our skilled team of technicians are available 24/7 for any emergency.