The children have been back in school for a while now, the leaves are falling, and the temperatures are changing; fall is here. Along with this, it can be a good idea to prep your home for fall. It can feel hard to say goodbye to summer, right? But doing what you can to make sure that you’re ready for the season can go a long way to helping your home and saving money in the long-term. So start now, spread the tasks out over the next couple of weekends, and then you will be ready and can rest assured that your home is going to be prepped and ready for all that fall (and winter) can throw at it.
Fertilize Your Lawn
According to some experts, being able to fertilize your lawn at this time of year can really help it as the temperatures drop, and will help it to be ready for spring when everything starts growing again. Feeding your lawn at this time of year is something that is especially important if you live in an area where summer is particularly hot and dry. So put ‘getting some fertilizer’ in your plan and then put into action. Then you’ll have lovely looked after grass that is healthy and ready for all that fall and winter have to show.
Get Your AC System Serviced
You air conditioning unit will have been doing what it can over summer, and as the temperatures drop, it will be time to give it a rest. But before it gets switched off for the winter, it is a good idea to clean it all and have it serviced. It could be a good idea to clean the coils, as well as clean the filters. If you don’t, then it could lead to needing some AC repair come springtime when you start to use it again. Servicing it could be something that you can do yourself, but repairs would need to have an expert called in.
Clean The Gutters
Gutters on the outside of your home are going to get pretty clogged at this time of year, because of the falling leaves. But when temperatures drop and rainwater freezes with leaves in there, then it can lead to problems like cracks, leaks, and floods. So starting off with clean and clear gutters is a must. There are experts that you can call in, but if you have a tall enough ladder, then you could do it yourself. You could also use a leaf blower; just make sure that it is clean and it will make a difference.
Inspect And Clean Your Chimney
When you think of a chimney and cleaning it, then you might imagine the jolly chimney sweep that has been shown in movies. But there isn’t anything very jolly about filling your home with smoke, soot, and even carbon monoxide, which can happen when you have a chimney that hasn’t been working well. So it is a good idea to call in an expert to help to clean the chimneys.