It’s been a long summer and we’ve all had our fun, but when the temperatures start to drop and the leaves start to fall, you know a new season is upon us - the aptly named fall.
We have to adapt to the various conditions and even though we’re not quite there yet, it’s important to start getting your home ready for fall a bit sooner because after all, the weather can change very quickly!
There’s so much you can do to get your home ready for fall, so let’s start from the beginning!
“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” - Walt Whitman
As you can imagine, temperatures will go down during the fall season and it’s likely that you will be spending most of your time indoors. The last thing you need is to feel too hot or too cold inside your home without the right maintenance.
So, here are some interior maintenance tips you can start doing for this Fall:
1. Ensure Your Furnace Is Inspected
This one is self-explanatory: cooler temperatures mean that at some point you will need to get the furnace up and running for the much-needed heat.
You need to make sure that the furnace is in good condition. In addition to this, a working furnace ensures that your family is not exposed to toxic carbon monoxide as you stay indoors.
Get a free estimate for furnace installation right here!
2. Winterize the Air Conditioning
For homes that have a central air conditioning system, you need to cover the outdoor unit so you can get ready for winter in advance. For people who live in colder climates, this is actually very important.
For homes that have window air conditioning units, make sure they are removed or covered to prevent air leaks. You can click here to learn how to winterize your air conditioner the right way!
3. Inspect And Clean The HVAC system
Ensure that all the humidifiers in your home are inspected and cleaned before fall this year. The old filters need to be replaced and inside compartments cleaned as thoroughly as possible. It’s also advisable to hire a professional inspector to ensure the humidifiers are working well.
You may also need to check drafts and ensure they are working well, invest on a programmable thermostat and also ensure that home safety devices such as smoke detectors are working.
Your home’s exterior is just as important as the interior. Here are our exterior maintenance tips that you will need to undertake in time for fall:
1. Inspect the Roof
A visual inspection can help you see whether your roof is in good condition or not. However, always get a professional roof inspection expert so that no issues go unnoticed. It’s very important for any roof damage to be fixed before fall.
Related: An Easy Roof Inspection Checklist!
2. Chimney and Fireplace
Ensure that the chimney and the fireplace are also working and are in good condition. If you have a wood furnace and you have used it on a regular basis, have a professional clean the chimney effectively.
3. Get the Firewood
You will need fuel to heat up the home as the fall months come with the lower temperatures. Most people use wood and it would be best to start stacking up as soon as possible.
Do not store the firewood in the house though, and make sure it’s covered once it’s stacked:
4. Clean the Gutters
You also need to clean up your gutters by removing leaves and other debris. Make sure that while you’re doing this, you also inspect for any leaks or damages.
Other Important Things
Here are a few more things you should look out for:
- You also need to inspect the trees and clear any dangerous and damaged limbs
- Make sure the sprinklers are well serviced
- Make sure that the siding and water drainage around your home are working fine.
These are the main topics you need to keep in mind so you can get your home ready for fall!