Home Maintenance Checklist – Seasonal & Monthly To-Do’s

Home Maintenance Checklist – Seasonal & Monthly To-Do’s

Home Maintenance Checklist

Maintaining a well-functioning and comfortable home requires regular attention and care. By implementing a comprehensive home maintenance checklist, you can stay on top of essential tasks, ensuring that your property remains in excellent condition while preventing potential issues down the line. Read our latest blog for your monthly home maintenance checklist with seasonal & monthly to-do’s! Ensure your home is in optimal condition no matter the season! 

Seasonal Maintenance

With the various seasons, your home requires varying levels of maintenance. As summer winds down, and fall begins, here are a few things to check off your maintenance to-do list to ensure you stay cool and comfortable these last few weeks of summer! 


  1. Clean and inspect outdoor decks, patios, and fences.
  2. Check and repair exterior lighting fixtures.
  3. Clean and organize the garage, disposing of any hazardous materials.
  4. Inspect and maintain your lawn and garden, including watering, weeding, and fertilizing.
  5. Check and repair window screens.
  6. Inspect and maintain swimming pools or other water features.
  7. Clean or change your HVAC air filter(s). 

By checking these tasks off your list, you and your family can enjoy the last few weeks of summer without any unexpected home maintenance issues!


As the weather cools off, and you begin to enjoy the coziness of the fall season, you should ensure that your home is prepared to keep you warm and comfortable. There are several tasks that are important to do in the fall to keep your home in tip-top shape. 

1. Inspect and clean chimneys and fireplaces before using them.

 Before the first cozy fire of the season, inspect the fireplace and chimney. Clean out any debris and have a professional inspect and clean the chimney to ensure safe operation.

2. Clean Gutters and Downspouts: 

As leaves start to fall, it’s crucial to clear out your gutters and downspouts. Remove any debris and ensure proper drainage to prevent water damage for the cold, rainy autumn days.

2. Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors: 

Regularly test the functionality of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Replace batteries and ensure they are in proper working order to keep your home safe especially as we spend more time indoors with the cooler weather.

3. Service your heating system and replace filters:

Before the cooler weather sets in, it’s essential to inspect and service your heating system. Replace filters, check for leaks, and schedule professional maintenance if needed. Shannon’s Heating and Cooling offers maintenance plans that you can schedule seasonally to ensure your home is maintained no matter the time of year.

4. Inspect Windows and Doors: 

Check for drafts or air leaks around windows and doors, and seal them to improve energy efficiency keeping your home nice and cozy.

5. Check Insulation:

Inspect the insulation in your attic and walls. Add or replace insulation as necessary to improve energy efficiency and keep your home warm during the colder months. Additionally, check on exposed water pipes to prevent freezing during the first frost of fall. 

By staying on-top of these seasonal tasks, you and your family can rest assured that your home will be well-maintained so you can relax and enjoy the autumn season. 

Monthly Maintenance: 

There are a few things you can do each month to further help your home stay in great condition throughout every season. 

1. Clean and Organize: 

Dust and vacuum all rooms, including your vents. Declutter and organize closets, cabinets, and storage spaces to keep your home neat and tidy. Clean your bathrooms, sinks, and garbage disposal to have your entire space feeling fresh. 

2. Check and Clean Dryer Vents:

Clogged dryer vents can pose a fire hazard. Regularly clean the vents and check for lint buildup to maintain safety and improve dryer efficiency.

3. Pest Control: 

Monitor your home for pests, and contact your local pest control service to address the problem quickly and effectively. 

4. Electrical & Plumbing: 

Inspect electrical cords for any damage and make replacements as needed. Check and replace light bulbs throughout your home as necessary. Check faucets, toilets, and showerheads for leaks and repair the parts quickly or contact your local plumber to make the necessary repairs. 

5. Clean and replace HVAC filters: 

Each month it is important to check, clean, and replace your HVAC filters to ensure your home’s heating and cooling system is maintaining efficient airflow and improving the air quality in your home. Upon your own inspection, schedule professional maintenance as needed. 

Shannon’s Heating and Cooling offers fast, same day repairs along with maintenance plans for regular maintenance so your home can stay comfortable every month. 

Contact Us

Regular maintenance not only enhances the functionality of your property but also helps to prevent costly repairs in the future. Embrace the changing seasons with a well-maintained home that you can enjoy year-round. If you have any questions on your home’s heating and cooling system, give Shannon’s Heating and Cooling a call. We are more than happy to help! 

We believe in helping customers, whether it be by maintaining or repairing their HVAC system, or providing air purification solutions to keep your home clean and healthy. Shannon’s Heating and Cooling is a trusted American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning Dealer in Pensacola, FL. Call us at (850) 698-3101 or email us at [email protected] with any questions or for more information.

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