List of items to prepare your home.
1. Purchase a Programmable Thermostat and Check Windows & Doors for Leaks
If you set your thermostat back while you’re away during the day, you could save up to 10% on your air conditioning/heating bill each year. As the year comes to a close, the weather will get colder. If your windows are not sealed properly, your home could lose lots of heat.
2. Reverse your Ceiling Fan
By flipping a switch and reversing your ceiling fan, cool air is forced up, and warmer air is pushed down.
3. Clean the Fireplace and Chimney
Your fireplace & chimney should be cleaned and inspected every 50 burns to ensure that it’s ready to be used.
4. Fertilize your Lawn
Applying fall lawn fertilizer will help prevent winter damage and spring weeds.
5. Clean the Gutters
If rain gutters are blocked they can overflow which can cause water damage to your home, including the foundation and basement.