Clean intake vent screens

With a forced-air heating system (furnace with ducting), fresh air is brought into the home from an intake vent located near the ground at one side of the home.

Ensure this vent is clear from dust and debris.

Check & test CO/smoke detector bateries

Make sure you read the owner’s manual for both your CO and smoke detectors.

Experts recommend having both battery powered and wired-in models for an added level of protection.

Inspect condensate line of air conditioner

Dirt, dust and the occasional ice crystal can plug your homes condensate line — inspect and clean the drain on a regular basis.

Clean range hood filters

Kitchen range hoods are an important part of your home’s ventilation system. They remove odours and improve indoor air quality.

Clean and/or replace filters in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.