Even if it doesn’t feel like it yet, fall is quickly approaching. When better to begin preparing your house for the upcoming weather? To get you and your home ready for the upcoming season, we’ve compiled a list of the most crucial Fall home care jobs.
1. Clean the Gutters, Fireplace and Chimney
Blockages in rain gutters can cause them to overflow, which can result in water damage to your home, including damage to the basement and foundation. Make sure to check and clear the gutter of any leaves, branches, or other debris for your home’s safety. Also, check to see that your fireplace is clean and ready to use before utilizing it this fall. It is said that you should clean and inspect your fireplace and chimney every 50 burns to make sure they’re in working order
2. Check Smoke Detectors, Windows & Doors for Leaks
.Another thing you can do to get your home ready for the fall is change the batteries in all of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. to ensure their proper function and your safety after replacing the batteries. Also, as the weather constantly changes outside, If your windows are not correctly sealed, a lot of heat could escape from your house, driving up your gas and heating costs! Have a worry-free fall by checking for leaks right away.
3. Invest in a Programmable Thermostat
A programmable thermostat is totally worthwhile to purchase, especially when the temperature drops. You could cut your annual air conditioning/heating costs by up to 10% if you lower your thermostat while you’re away during the day. Even your smartphone may be used to access many programmable thermostats.
4. Get the Garage in Order
The garage probably needs some organization given the summer’s craziness. To make your garage more organized year-round, add some shelving or hooks. While you’re at it, why not take out your fall decorations?
5. Fertilize your Lawn
Applying fall lawn fertilizer will help avoid winter weeds and harm to the lawn. Find out what kind of fertilizer you need and when to apply it by asking a local garden center or searching online.