Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

Maintaining a home year-round can seem daunting, but with the right know-how, it can be a breeze. Check out this episode of Goettl Homeowner Tips to learn how to keep your home in top shape throughout the year.

Spring

  • Change HVAC Filters: Show some love to your home’s lungs—your HVAC system! It’s as simple as swapping out the air filters. This not only ensures fresher air but also helps your HVAC system run smoothly. We recommend doing this every 1-3 months, depending on your filter type. 
  • Consider Duct Cleaning: Your ducts work hard behind the scenes, but they can get dusty and grungy over time. Every couple of years, bring in professionals for some duct cleaning. It’s like a spa day for your ventilation, resulting in cleaner air and less stress on your HVAC system, which can save you some cash in the long run.

Summer

  • Install a Smart Thermostat: Summer can be a scorcher, but your energy bills don’t need to be. Get yourself a programmable thermostat so you can keep your home cool when you’re there and turn it down when you’re out. Plus, it’s a win-win for your comfort and your wallet. The EPA estimates an average savings of $180 per year with a programmable thermostat. 
  • Insulate Your Attic: When temperatures rise, proper attic insulation can be your knight in shining armor by keeping cool air in and hot air out. Plus, it stops your HVAC system from overworking and can save you an average of 15% on heating and cooling costs, according to the EPA.

Fall

  • Fireplace Check-Up: As the leaves change, cozy fires become more inviting. But, before you go all out, have a professional sweep through your fireplace. They’ll make sure it’s soot-free, safe, and efficient. 
  • Test Your Smoke Detectors: Safety is key, especially when the heating season begins. Make it a habit to test your smoke detectors and make sure they’re working like a charm. It’s a small step, but it can make a huge difference in keeping your family safe.

Winter

  • Seal Up Drafts: When the winter chill arrives, it’s time to cozy up. But before you do, make sure your house is sealed up tight. Grab some caulk and weatherstripping to close any gaps around windows and doors. This keeps the cold air out and the warm air in, which means you’ll save on heating costs. 
  • Insulate Your Pipes: Exposed pipes can be like popsicles waiting to freeze. Prevent icy headaches by insulating them. It’s a simple task that can save you from potential plumbing problems and costly repairs. Your pipes will thank you. 

Keep Your Home Happy 

With these year-round home maintenance tips, you can keep your home running smoothly through all the seasons. A little TLC goes a long way in preserving the comfort of your cherished abode. Happy home maintenance! 

For more home maintenance tips and resources, check out Goettl Homeowner Tips on YouTube. Your home deserves the best care, and these simple steps will help you achieve it. 

Ready to Simplify Your Home Maintenance? 

At Goettl, we’re more than just a name; we’re your trusted partners for year-round home maintenance. Our expert team is here to make your life easier and your home more comfortable. Whether it’s HVAC maintenance, duct cleaning, or any other home service you need, we’ve got you covered. Don’t let the seasons catch you off guard—contact us today and experience the Goettl difference. 

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Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
Miguel BedollaMiguel Bedolla
00:53 01 Mar 24
Mr. Farias taught me a lot about the water system in my house and prepared the ground for Mr. Dado to come and fix everything. He was always very honest and delightful. I actually enjoyed his visit.
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23:39 29 Feb 24
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23:37 29 Feb 24
My technician Jorge (George) Gutierrez was out today performing the a/c system check. He did a fabulous job and identified significant issues and concerns for the longevity of my current 12 year old system. He was very knowledgeable and helpful on what my options are and in the end I’ll be getting a new system instead of worrying about the current system failing in our extremely hot temperatures. He was very respectful of my home and my dog was ecstatic to meet him.
Linda LuduenaLinda Luduena
17:35 28 Feb 24
Frank identified the need for new faucets in the master bath and discussed my preferences. The type of faucet being replaced is no longer available (mini wide spread) so he had to do some research to come up with a solution. Had to be ordered, not surprisingly, and we appreciate his conscientious performance.
Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
Jehad was polite and respectful in my home. He completed the job timely and professionally. Highly recommend.
Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
Nacho, Mike, and Ernesto did a wonderful job on our unit. Professional and courteous!
Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
Billy was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. He was awesome!
Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
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02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
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23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
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21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.
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