You may be surprised, but there are a lot of things that you can do to your home to prepare for the fall. You may typically go through the year without doing any kind of preparations. This may also cost you a significant amount of money on your energy bill, and may be damaging your home inadvertently because of lack of prep.
One of the first things you want to do is trying to reduce your energy bill. This can be done by reversing your fans, which will redistribute warm air. Don’t forget to check the draft coming into your home and caulk around windows and doors. You may also want to use weather stripping.
Another thing that you can do is clean out your chimney. If you have a clogged fireplace, you run the risk of a fire – which can be a real downer during a holiday party.
You can also call an AC company to have your heater checked. It has been off all year long, and you want to make sure that it is in good condition before you start it up and rely on it working to warm up your home.
There are a few other things that you can do to prepare for the fall as well, including:
- Cleaning out the gutters
- Having the roof inspected for loose shingles
- Sealing cracks in your driveway
- Replacing batteries in your smoke detectors
The more you can do to check your home ahead of time, the better it will be.
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