Preparing for the change of the season can sometimes seem like a daunting task. With fall around the corner, leaves are soon to change colors and brisk evenings are on their way. Here are some tips on how to get your home ready for fall so you can enjoy the beautiful new season ahead.
Check your house for drafts.
In order to keep in the warmth and keep out the drafts this fall and winter, go around your exterior doors and windows looking for cracks that will let air (or spiders) in. You can use a flashlight at night and have someone shine it through so you can see what areas are letting in a breeze. You should replace seals and repair caulking regularly.
Inspect your furnace.
You will certainly be needing your furnace for the upcoming cool weather, so have it inspected and make sure it’s in full working order. Make sure you go to a professional so they can ensure it’s safe.
Prepare your central air.
If your home has central air, you will need to winterize it so it gets through the winter okay. You might need to cover it up for winter and make sure to remove window units!
Install a programmable thermostat.
If you don’t already have one, getting a programmable thermostat will allow you to keep your home at the ideal temperature and save a bit on unnecessary heating costs.
Fall is the ideal time to check and make sure all of your smoke detectors, air filters, and carbon monoxide devices are in good working order. To ensure a different kind of safety, make sure to check your home alarms as well to prepare for early evenings and the holiday season.
Check your roof.
When it comes to your house, few things are worse than a roof leaking during the middle of the night from rain or snow. Check your roof to be sure it will get through the seasons without a problem. Have your siding, gutters, and drainage pipes checked while you’re at it.
Ensure you’re warm.
Your fireplace should also be checked to make sure it’s clean and in working order. Your chimney should be cleaned, and the entire thing should be inspected by a professional. Make sure to stock up on firewood as well! Likewise, check your electric heaters so you know they’ll work when you want to use them.
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