Top 10 Fall Projects To Do Around Your Home!

Mid September is a great time to start thinking of fall projects around your home. 10 Tips to prepare your home for fall and winter.

  1. It is a great time to have your furnace serviced before you need it; and while it is cooler, the HVAC companies are a little slower than they were in the heat of the summer. Don‘t wait until you need your furnace to find out it needs to be serviced.
  2. It is a great time to change your furnace filter with a good HEPA filter before you use the furnace.
  3. Perhaps think about adding insulation in attics and crawl spaces to make your home more energy efficient.
  4. Close crawlspace vents.
  5. As it starts to get cold, remember critters are looking for a warm place to live. Sealing gaps in between gutters, soffits, and fascia boards will keep small fury animals out of your home.
  6. When leaves begin to fall, remember to keep your gutters clear of leaves and draining properly. In light of the recent West Nile Virus outbreak, keeping gutters free of standing water will keep your yard a more enjoyable place this fall from mosquitoes.
  7. When it gets cold, remember to shut off and insulate outside hose bibs to prevent them from freezing.
  8. Save money by sealing your windows and doors with caulking or weather stripping to make sure you do not have an energy loss.
  9. Fall is a great time to make sure your trees and shrubs are cut back off your home and if necessary call the Power Company to cut limbs off of your service wires.
  10. Consider your lawn now for best results in the Spring. Now is the time to aerate and over seed your lawn.
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