1. Clean and inspect your gutters and downspouts:
Remove leaves and debris to prevent clogs and ensure proper drainage, preventing water damage to your home's foundation.
2. Check and replace weather stripping around doors and windows:
Worn weather stripping can lead to drafts and energy loss, so replace it as needed to maintain a comfortable indoor temperature.
3. Schedule a professional inspection of your heating system:
Ensure your furnace or heat pump is working efficiently and safely before the colder months arrive.
4. Ensure your furnace or heat pump is working efficiently and safely before the colder months arrive.
Replace batteries and perform a test to guarantee they're functioning correctly and can save lives in case of an emergency.
5. Trim overhanging tree branches and clear debris from your yard:
Prevent potential damage to your home from falling branches and enhance overall yard safety.
6. Drain and store garden hoses:
Prevent freezing and damage by properly storing hoses for the winter season.
7. Inspect your roof for loose or damaged shingles:
Addressing roofing issues promptly can prevent leaks and costly repairs in the future.
8. Seal any gaps or cracks in your home's exterior:
Prevent drafts and unwanted pests from entering your home by sealing gaps around windows, doors, and siding.
9. Clean and service your fireplace or wood-burning stove:
Ensure they are safe to use and operate efficiently for warmth during the colder months.
10. Check your attic insulation and add more if necessary:
Adequate insulation can help lower energy costs and maintain a consistent temperature in your home.