How to Prepare Your Home for Fall
Unfortunately, summer has come and gone. After you close up your pool and pack your sandals away, you’ll want to think about preparing your home for fall. Making small tweaks around your home before chillier temperatures hit will benefit you in the long run. You will save yourself time, money and a lot of grunt work by preparing in advance. Here are some ways you can prep your house for fall.
Clean out your gutters – Take some time to inspect and clean out your gutters and downspouts. Sure it is disgusting and annoying, but you will be happy you did it before all of the leaves start to fall. Don’t put it off any longer, get those gutters cleaned, and then cover them with mesh guards. The mesh guards will help keep debris from returning.
Have a professional look at your furnace – You should always have your heating system looked at by a professional at least once a year. Don’t wait until the last minute when heating season begins. Get a leg up on the cold temperatures and schedule an appointment with a heating and cooling professional in early fall. They will be able to clean or replace dirty furnace filters with ease. Also, the technician can get a good look at your system and make sure everything is running smoothly before the really cold temperatures arrive. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a broken furnace when the cold weather hits. Avoid this by calling a professional now.
Don’t forget about your humidifier – Cold temperatures lead to a decrease in the amount of moisture in the air. The lack of moisture not only causes itchy, dry skin, but it also takes a toll on the inside of your home. The dry air can cause cracks or splits in hardwood flooring and loosen the arms and legs of chairs. A whole home humidifier reaches every room in your house with equal, even comfort. That means all of your furniture in every room in your home will be protected from the dry air.
Check your smoke detector – You definitely need to check the batteries in every smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Don’t just stop there. You need to test the detectors too. Make sure they are free of dust and debris. Check each floor of your home, even the basement. Is there a smoke detector installed? If not, get one installed immediately.
These are all easy ways you can prepare your home for fall and cooler temperatures. Don’t procrastinate and wait until it’s too late. Get an early start on your home maintenance so you can relax and enjoy the changing of the leaves. Are you ready to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment? Great! Visit our website or give us a call at 317-291-4909 today!
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