Summer is over and that means time to get some projects done on your home before winter starts. These 5 home maintenance tips for the fall will help you keep your house well maintained, safe and ready for whatever fall and winter decides to throw at you. Don’t be unprepared and have unexpected costs.
Maintenance Tips for Fall
Check and Replace all Weather Stripping
This is a simple fix, but one of the most important ones. Weather-stripping can cause cold drafts, water and moisture getting in as well as bugs and spiders. Changing out bad or worn weather stripping can save money on your heating and cooling bills as an added plus.
The job we all hate but have to do is cleaning out the gutters. Getting all the nasty build up out over the seasons, just so it can be filled back up this fall and winter. But it protects your house from the elements and especially all the rain you may have. Tip: Make sure to clean the gutter spouts for any blockages, nests and such.
Have the HVAC serviced
Servicing your HVAC yearly will keep it in running condition, keep an eye on any problems arise, and getting it charged back up if needed. Most companies offer this service, but it will save you in the long run with the power and life of the system.
Change all filters around House
Some filters need to be changed monthly, but it is a good idea to go through before it starts getting cold. That way you can clean the filters and systems all around the house to help stop fires or poor performance of the item.
Winterise and Store all Outdoor Items
It is very important to make sure lawn mowers, outdoor equipment, furniture, and toys are all stored away or covered in the fall and winter to keep them in good shape as well as protect them from the elements. The life of a Lawn Mower lessens as it is left to the elements.
Maintenance tips for autumn can be a lifesaver. They will help with heat efficiency, the life of items and you could find problems before they get worse. Owning a home is hard work, but taking care of it truly helps your home keep value. This should become a regular yearly list for your home. Also, check with your homeowner’s insurance to see if they suggest anything extra.