Preparing Your Home For Autumn

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Fall is one of the most scenic times of year - with leaves changing their colors making for gorgeous views. It's also a time of falling temperatures and changing weather conditions, and as everyone knows, old man winter can sneak up quickly. As the air gets colder and we transition from the warm summer months to the cooler months of autumn, here are a few things you can do to keep your home looking in tip-top shape and prepare for winter as well:

•Keep your yard pristine by trimming hedges and shrubs one last time for the season, as they go into dormancy during the winter. Planting winter plants such as mums can keep your front yard beautiful even during those chilly months.

•Make sure your hot water heater, furnace, chimney and other heating appliances are in top shape before you really need to use them. Some things, like changing the filters on your furnace, can be done yourself. Other services, like a chimney inspection and cleaning, may require calling in a professional. Servicing your heating fixtures now will save you from a chilly surprise later!

•Prevent your gutters from becoming clogged with leaves by cleaning them on a regular basis. Installing leaf guards is also a good idea.

•Weatherproofing your windows and deck doors can help conserve energy and save you money! Products such as storm windows can also provide great energy savings!

•Finally, you can decorate your home to match the season. Items like wreaths, pumpkins, and cooler colors such as brown and orange give your home an inviting autumn atmosphere!

We hope these tips make your Autumn even better!

Comments (2)

Norma Jo Lins
Bubela & Associates - Cedar Park, TX

I am looking forward to the cooler wheather. This made me smile knowing it is just around the coner.. Thanks for the tips too.. 

Sep 16, 2010 06:47 AM
Don Miller
TheDonMillerGroup@Century 21 Executives Realty - Vernon, BC
Your Real Estate Consultant For Life!

Some great tips and good timing for home sellers who need a nudge to get the yard cleared up! Buyers still drive by in Autumn and will look at the state of the garden!

Sep 16, 2010 07:01 AM