The first official day of fall was last week, which means the sun will be out for fewer hours each day and the temperature will continue to turn cooler. Have you thought about what the changing season means for your home (and for people who are looking to buy)?
Do the gutters need cleaned? Is the fireplace ready for upcoming chilly nights? Are your windows preventing drafts from coming through?
It’s important to take care of these tasks before the fall season gets in full swing so you don’t have to worry about last-minute surprises.
Check out this video for a few tips to get ready for fall, and read below for more information.
Give Your Furnace a Check Up
It’s smart to beat the winter rush for furnace maintenance by scheduling a professional check up in the fall. This inspection should be in addition to your regular filter-replacement schedule, which should occur in the fall as well. A professional can make sure your heating system is running properly before the weather turns bitter cold.
Gut the Gutters
The gutters on your home can collect leaves and other debris, especially in the fall. Too much debris can clog the drainage system and prevent water from properly flowing, resulting in damage to your walls and foundation, especially when water freezes with the colder temperatures. Make sure to thoroughly clean any excess debris from the gutters to prevent unnecessary damage.
Check Windows for Drafts
Have you noticed any drafts in your windows or doors? Take some time to inspect around your home for any cracks or leaks and seal them to prevent cold wind from blowing in. This will keep your heating bills lower (and you and your family warmer) when the temperature starts to decrease.
These are just a few things you can do to prepare your home for the fall season. Contact The Adler Home Team to learn more about taking care of your home!
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