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10 EFFICIENT TIPS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR FALL

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10 Efficient Tips to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

Summer is almost about to end and the fall is approaching whether you are ready or not for it. As the temperature gets brisk and the days get shorter, it’s that time of the year when you have to put away the lawn furniture, instead think of a variety of ways of home maintenance and prepare your house for what is about to come in the following months. To help you out in these DIY tasks of home improvement and transitioning from one season to another, we have compiled a list of “10 Efficient Tips to Get Your Home Ready for fall”.

  • Check for Drafts and Caulk Them: This is a great tip to get you started for making your home ready for fall. It is very important to check for drafts because if there are any of them around the edges of the doors and windows, then they are going to be a great barrier for better insulation. Once you find any drafts, caulk them so these openings do not become the cause of making your home less comfortable for you. Caulking them will also help you save energy and money.

  • Cover Air Conditioning: Since it is obvious that you are not going to use air conditioning in the fall, so if you have central air conditioning, then it is a good idea to cover all the outdoor units. If you have window air conditioning then it is better to either cover them or remove them to prevent air leaks.

  • Buy a Programmable Thermostat: If you don’t have one already, then buy a Programmable Thermostat. It is advised to set you thermostat at lower temperatures at night which would eventually result in saving a reasonable amount of money.

  • Stock Firewood: For your chimney and for creating good amount of heat, you are going to need firewood. Lots and lots of them. Therefore, it is a great idea to stock firewood and make sure that it’s dry and ready. Also, stock the firewood away from the house to keep your house safe.

  • Inspect for Water Drainage: If it is important to ensure that you have proper water drainage, as rainwater should always be clear of obstacles so that it flows away from walkways, driveways and foundations.

  • Fertilize Lawn: To keep you lawn healthy throughout the tough winter, apply fall lawn fertilizer, which would prevent spring weeds and winter damage. If you don’t know how to apply, then there is tons of material to check out online or you can also ask a local garden center.

  • Put Away Outdoor Furniture: It is always a good idea to store and clean outdoor furniture, as you are certainly not going to use in the winter season. Also, remove and clean the cushions and store all of the furniture in a dry place.

  • Check the Generator: There might be power outages, which is why you should always have an emergency generator in your garage, ready to serve you. Moreover, it is advised to check it to make sure it’s working fine.

  • Stock Extra Gasoline: Since we are on the topic of having a generator, it is also advised to stock enough gasoline for your generator to stay prepared for emergencies. Store the gasoline in tanks but away from children’s reach and fire sources.

  • Put Away Seasonal Vehicles: You might own a summer car or a motorcycle of which you are certain that you are not going to use in the fall, so it is better to put it away in the garage and have it serviced before you do so.

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