Post by Daniel Maurer
As the summer starts to fade, it’s important to get your home ready for the cooler weather ahead. Here's a short list of often overlooked items to help you get your home ready for fall:
Transition Your Outdoor Spaces
Prepare your outdoor spaces for the cooler temperatures by cleaning and storing summer furniture and accessories. Consider adding outdoor seating cushions and throws for a comfortable nook to enjoy the crisp fall evenings. Plant seasonal flowers in pots, and maybe even set up a fire pit to extend your outdoor enjoyment into the cooler months.
Check Your Heating System
Before the chill sets in, ensure that your heating system is in good working order. Change air filters, check vents, and consider scheduling a professional inspection to ensure everything is functioning efficiently. This will not only keep your home warm but also save you from potential heating emergencies during colder weather.
Clean Out Your Gutters
This might seem obvious, but you'd be shocked at home many people don't clean out their gutters! Fall leaves can quickly clog downspouts, leading to damaging ice buildup as winters temps fluctuate. You should clean out your gutters once the trees have dropped all their leaves.
Prepare the Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, fall is the perfect time to get it ready for use. Clean out any leftover ash, inspect the chimney for any potential blockages or damage, and stock up on firewood. Having a cozy fireplace to gather around can become a focal point for family and friendsduring chilly autumn nights.
Check Insulation and Seals
Keep your home warm and energy-efficient by checking windowsand doors for any drafts. Add weather stripping or caulking where needed toprevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping. Proper insulationcan significantly reduce your heating bills while keeping your homecomfortable.
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