Fall maintenance goes beyond just changing the wreath on your door! What better way to kick off the coming soon cooler whether than a maintenance checklist to guide you through fall preparations to avoid a winter mishap!
Take a tour of your own home and check all the weather stripping. Replace any cracked or missing strips, which can comporomise your heating efficiency. New weather stripping is fairly inexpensive and will save you a bundle in heating costs!
Replace your furnace filters. This should be done every 3-6 months. Air filters are rated and priced per air filtration effectiveness and estimated longevity.
Now is a good time to check your gutters and downspouts if you didn’t do so after last winter. Autumn leaves will soon be your gutter’s nemesis, so consider having some sort of leaf guards to save gutter-cleaning time and possible water damage from clogged drainage.
Check for concrete cracks that can get worse when water freezes and expands, causing the cracks to widen and the concrete to deteriorate. Patching compounds are an easy remedy and will help maintain the concrete’s integrity.
To avoid freezing pipes, drain your outdoor faucets, and stash your hoses out of the cooler weather.
When springtime comes knocking, you will enjoy your yard more if your lawn turns green quickly. Be sure and fertilize your lawn prior to winter.
Protect the investment in your outdoor furniture by storing everything or protecting it from the elements with furniture covers.