There are some things that you should do to get your home ready for Fall weather. Little things that will help protect your home through the Fall and Winter months.
- Have your furnace checked. I recommend having a service contract with a high quality HVAC company. They will check the furnace twice a year to make sure everything is working the way it should and hopefully prevent problems when you need it most. Check your filters and get them changed out.
- Check for drafts. Typically the most uncomfortable places in your home are those places with drafts. Check the weather-stripping around windows and doors. Schedule an energy audit to identify other locations that leak air into your warm spaces.
3. Replace batteries in your smoke and CO detectors. You will soon keep your windows shut for the season and stay inside more. Make sure your home is as safe as possible.
4. Clean out your gutters. This will help protect them against ice damage and hopefully keep them working as designed.
5. Put away the hose and shut off exterior faucets.
6. Trim back the landscaping recommended for this area. Protect them from the coming ice and snow storms so they will remain healthy and happy next Spring.
7. Make sure your exterior HVAC equipment is clear and free from landscaping. Give it the space needed to function properly.
8. Check your attic and see if there is enough insulation. Make sure it is free of any critters or holes for critters to get into this warm space.
9. Clean your chimney.
10. Inspect your roof. Use binoculars to see what is going on. Look for cracked or missing shingles.