Fall is a great time to prepare your home. Keep costs down by following these tips.
- Start with the interior of the home by checking for drafts around windows and door. Use a candle and if the flame flickers there’s most likely a draft. Replace seals and repair caulking as necessary and / or consider buying heavier or insulated drapery.
- Don’t forget to test your home safety devices. Replace batteries in all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide devices. Make sure they’re working properly.
- Have your furnace inspected by an HVAC professional. They’ll test for leaks, check efficiency and change the filter. If your home has central air conditioning, it may be necessary to cover your outdoor unit for winter. Programmable thermostats are a great