Local Groups Organize Free Workshops Focusing on Home Maintenance

Furnace repair

The winter season is quickly approaching, which means the time for taking care of things like residential furnace repairs and other HVAC systems is now. Fortunately, the Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization and Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity have teamed up to host a series of free home maintenance workshops starting October 17 at Harvie Elementary School, according to the local Virginia newspaper Henrico Citizen.

The first workshop is entitled ‘Weatherization and Seasonal Maintenance.’ It will feature professional handyman services in the field explaining different ways to save money on heating and cooling maintenance, sealing air leaks, repairing duct systems, and residential furnace repairs. They will also talk about carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and offer other seasonal tips for things like cleaning out gutters.

Furnace repair services are especially important because there are really no blanket rules when it comes to this type of maintenance, which is why having an experts help is crucial. For example, some furnace filters should be changed monthly, while others can last a few months. Furnace filters are commonly inexpensive, disposable, one or two-inch thick fiberglass. You should always consider replacement over repair if your heat pump or air conditioner is over 10 years old.

The workshop will be led by local experts who will not only talk about these areas, but also include hands-on activities, demonstrations, and exhibits. Doors open at 8:30 am and the program runs from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm. The three other home maintenance workshops scheduled for later dates are: Small Home Repairs, Home Improvements, and Landscaping and Curb Appeal.

There is a certain combination of science and art when it comes to proper home maintenance. While many people are fortunate enough to grow up in a situation where they can learn by example from their parents or adults they live with, many others either don’t retain the knowledge or were never given the opportunity.

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply