Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Can you believe it? Fall is less than thirty days away.!Have you started to prepare your house for the season? These tips will help you get your home ready for autumn weather AND save you some money!


  1. Inspect the roof - Take a close look at the roof and see if there are any damaged tiles, cracks, or leaves or debris. While you are taking a look at the roof, check out your gutters, and repair what needs to be fixed. Finally, get winter tools ready such as your snow blower, and make sure that everything is ready to go.


  1. Fertilize the lawn - Applying fall lawn fertilizer will help prevent winter damage and spring weeds. If you plant bulbs for spring, now's the time to get them in the ground. Put away any seasonal furniture you have and store it in a dry place.


  1. Inspect furnace and air conditioning unit – Take a thorough look at the furnace, check heating efficiency, and change the filter. Winterize air conditioning. If your home has central air conditioning, cover the outside unit.


  1. Test home safety devices - Replace the batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices and test to make sure they're working correctly. Check out the thermostat. A programmable thermostat is a good idea if you don't have one already. Check the temperature settings. Setting your thermostat to lower the temperature automatically at night and when you're not home can save a lot on utility bills.


  1. Swap out interior summer decorations for cozy fall decorations  - The contrast between each time of the year can help refresh our mood and offer everyone a chance for a change of pace.  Switch the bedding from lighter summer bedding to warmer bedding such as flannel sheets, and don't forget to stock up on firewood for those chilly nights. 


Make a "to-do" list and begin to get all of your tasks completed to enjoy the crisp air and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes.

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