Why You Shouldn’t Forget About Indoor Winter Maintenance

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Our Home Maintenance Program Serves Lenexa Homeowners All Year Long

You’ve heard of spring cleaning. And at EncompassOne Home Solutions, we think winter home maintenance should be a thing, too!

It’s just as important as home maintenance, home repair, and improvement at any other time of the year, and sometimes more important.

Winter is the perfect time to focus on indoor home maintenance. Here’s why, and here’s how EncompassOne can help you.

Exterior Maintenance Is Unpleasant in the Cold

Winter is the perfect time for indoor home maintenance tasks because outdoor ones leave you chilled to the bone. Save the outdoor ones for warmer temperatures and when there isn’t any snow on the ground.

Performing exterior maintenance in the spring, summer, and fall means you can stay cozy at home in the winter, and potentially not face any issues like roof leaks when it’s dangerous to climb up there.

Your Turn Your Heat On During the Winter Season

There are plenty of maintenance tasks related to your HVAC system that you should perform before you turn on your heat.

This includes checking your heater or furnace for any issues, replacing your air filter in your forced-air system, and cleaning your air return and supply grilles. Doing these tasks ensures that you won’t have any unpleasant surprises when you turn your heat on, and it will help keep your home’s air cleaner.

Your House is Closed Up All Winter

With your windows shut tight all winter long, all the areas of your home that move air in and out should be a primary focus for maintenance.

Cleaning your ceiling fan blades reduces dust in the air, as you reverse your fan to push warm air downward. Your bathroom vent fan should also be cleaned at this time, since it’s expelling moisture caused by your steamy winter shower.

And if you have a gas fireplace insert, you definitely want it cleaned and inspected before you flip the switch to add its warmth and ambiance to your home.

There’s a Lot to Do Inside Your Home

Prepare for oncoming colder temperatures by completing a lengthy list of tasks to help you stay warm and cozy inside.

Some people opt to apply plastic sheets to the inside of their windows to help block drafts. Although this is easy, it can be time-consuming, especially if your home has quite a few windows.

You may also want to seal your attic fan to insulate from cooler temperatures in your attic, or have your chimney and fireplace inspected and cleaned.

Depending on your house and your preferences, your task list could take a while, both in preparing for winter, and for during winter.

You’ve Spent Warmer Months Performing Outdoor Home Maintenance

In the spring, summer, and fall, as a homeowner, you spend much of your time outside, keeping your yard tidy, painting your house, or updating your landscaping. As a result, your indoor home maintenance might have fallen by the wayside.

To ensure you’re maintaining your home and land well, you’ll want to spend just as much energy on the inside of your home as you do the outside. Winter is the perfect time for it.

Get Help With Your Home Maintenance Tasks

Our home repair service and your own dedicated home manager can help you keep your home in good condition, even during the coldest winter months.

At EncompassOne Home Solutions, we know exactly which maintenance tasks to do, and when, and will take care of all our list items for you. In turn, you can spend more time doing the things you love, or simply resting.

How to Register for Our Home Maintenance Program

If you want to relieve yourself of home maintenance in the winter and the rest of the year in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, contact EncompassOne Home Solutions to sign up for our home maintenance program. For a low monthly fee, you can turn over the responsibility of maintaining your home and checking it over for issues to our professionals.

When you sign up, you get two annual maintenance visits, plus access to our list of rigorously-vetted home service providers for when you need home repairs and improvements outside of our scope of work. You’ll also be assigned a dedicated home manager, who will serve as your single point-of-contact for when you need anything home-related.

To get started, call us at (913) 210-2293 , to request a consultation and an estimate for our home maintenance program subscription.