The cooler weather is upon us in much of the United States. It is time to think about home maintenance before the holiday season. Here are some things that you can do to make sure your home is in top shape before winter comes knocking on your door. The four items mentioned in this article are things most homeowners can tackle themselves. If you are not the DIYer than your local handyman or carpenter can take care of for you.
Caulking a low cost item with high yields
There are many areas around your home, particularly doors and windows that need to be checked to ensure they are properly caulked. Doing so will ensure the weather stays outside your home and your home is protected from the elements.
HVAC keeping the air you breath clean
Be sure to change all the air filters for your heating and air conditioning systems with a properly sized filter. A clean filter ensures clean air in your living space and your system won’t have to work as hard trying to draw air through a dirty filter. Fall is also the time to have a licensed HVAC specialist checkup your system to make sure it is in proper working order.
Time to store items in your yard
Autumn is the time to put away items you use in your yard. The tables and chairs and umbrellas you use at your summer cookouts, will be in better shape next year if you either store them or at least cover them from the elements. This is a good time to check to make sure they are in good shape and either repair or discard as it makes little sense to store an old broken lawn chair!
The winters first snow storm is not the time to make sure your snowblower or shovel is in good working order. If you live in the snow-belt take some time this fall to make sure your snow removal equipment is top shape.
Doing these tips and other home tasks prior to Thanksgiving will help you to be in good shape for the coming winter months.