Our Fall Home Checklist
As the temperature drops and the leaves start to change, it's important to prepare your home for the fall season. Here are some things to consider:
1. Inspect your heating system: Having your heating system inspected before the cold weather sets in can help ensure that it's working properly and efficiently.
2. Clean your gutters: Leaves and debris can build up in your gutters, leading to clogs and potential damage to your roof. Make sure to clean them out before the fall rains arrive.
3. Seal air leaks: Check the seals around your windows and doors for any drafts or leaks. Sealing these areas can help keep your home warm and lower energy bills.
4. Store outdoor furniture and equipment: If you have outdoor furniture or equipment, it's a good idea to store them away for the winter to prevent damage from the elements.
5. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors: With the increased use of heating systems and fireplaces during the fall, it's important to make sure your detectors are working properly.
6. Prepare for power outages: Fall storms can sometimes lead to power outages. Make sure you have flashlights, extra batteries, and a plan in place for staying warm and connected.
By taking these steps, you can help prepare your home for the fall season and ensure a safe and comfortable living environment for you and your family.