Winter Maintenance Checklist (December, January, February)

  1. Check sump pump
  2. Change furnace filter & clean Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) filters if applicable
  3. Clean HRV intake hood located on exterior of home if applicable
  4. Monitor your home for excessive moisture levels (i.e. condensation on windows) and take corrective action if required
  5. Run water through plumbing fixtures that are not used regularly to ensure that there is water in the trap
  6. Clean humidifier two or three times during the winter season
  7. Test fire and smoke detectors
  8. Check electrical cords, plugs and outlets for all indoor and outdoor seasonal lights for fire safety
  9. Keep snow clear of gas meters, gas appliance vents, exhaust vents and basement windows
  10. Monitor outdoor vents, gas meters and chimneys for ice and snow build-up