Update! Appliance Research: Chest Freezers
March 9, 2010 – 9:48 am | Comments Off on Update! Appliance Research: Chest Freezers

The decision (and purchase) has been made! In an earlier post (“Appliance Upgrade Research: Chest Freezers”), I checked to see if the chest freezers listed on the EnergyStar site were still offered by each of the manufacturers

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Seasonal Maintenance Schedule

Submitted by on June 8, 2009 – 9:44 amNo Comment
Seasonal Maintenance Schedule

Spring Maintenance

  • Cracks and/or bubbling of roof membrane
  • Signs of ponding or stagnant water on roof
  • Parapet walls for damage or cracks
  • Capstone joints for separation or cracks in the seams
  • Flashing for tears, loose parts or disfigured sections
  • Roof ladders are secured and not loose
  • Drains!
  • Boilers should be water tested
  • check for winter wearing on building facade
  • window lintels, expansion joints and bricks
  • sidewalks for cracks/heaving due to winter


Summer Maintenance

  • Check all outdoor lighting
  • Flush hot water heaters
  • Downspouts, gutters ¬†and splash guards

Fall Maintenance:

  • same checks as spring
  • have boilers readied to be brought back online

Winter Maintenance:

  • Check heating system for proper operation
  • Check downspouts, gutters and splash guards
  • Order ice melt

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