Prepare Your Home for Fall

September 2, 2015 3:40 pm

FallHomeAfter enduring a long, hot summer, homes need to be prepared for cooler weather! With autumn months around the corner, there are many things you can do to ready your home for the seasonal weather.

Clear out gutters – Be certain to remove leaves and other debris from your drainpipes and gutters to prevent clogging.

Seal air leaks – Check your home for drafts that may occur due to cracks around windows or doors. Use a calking material to fix cracks in stationary house components like doorframes and weather stripping.

Check your furnace – Sediment build-up can cause your system to work less efficiently or potentially become a fire-hazard. Have your furnace inspected annually to reduce the risks.

Examine your air ducts – Make sure your air ducts are working to their full potential by properly sealing them and insulating them. This simple step can save you from losing 20% of the air that moves through the duct system.

Ready the water heater – Drain the water heater to clear out any debris that may have collected in the bottom of the tank.

For more information on preparing your home for autumn, click here or watch the video below.