5 Ways to Get Your Home Fall-Ready
Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to turn your attention to your home. The changing of the season always acts as a call to action for fine-tuning your home, and the onset of fall is no different. Read on for five tips for getting your home fall-ready.
Check out your furnace. Nothing is worse than discovering your furnace is out-of-order on that first chilly fall night. Turn it on to make sure it’s working, and consider calling a professional to have it cleaned.
Update your windows. It’s time to take those screens out and put those storm windows in. This adds extra protection and warmth to your home during those chilly fall nights.
Clean your gutters. After spring and summer, who knows what debris have taken lodging inside your gutters. Give gutters a good cleaning before heading into fall and winter, where leaves can cause real problems, especially if you don’t remove them before the arrival of snow and ice.
Reverse your fan. This is a tip most people overlook when readying their home for fall. By switching the direction your ceiling fans run, you will push warm air down into the home, which saves on energy bills and keeps you comfortable.
Look for leaks. Walk the perimeter of your home and survey the basement, keeping an eye out for obvious leaks. Leaks and cracks not only allow destructive moisture into your home, but they can invite critters inside as well. Once you’ve found a leak, seal it up with weather-resistant caulk.
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