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You Home's Fall Checklist
 October 4 2015     Posted by

Your Home's Fall Checklist

It’s time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather; a few little things can make a big difference for your home and save you time and money later.

  • Get your mind in the gutters so they are checked and cleaned, and don’t forget the downspouts.
  • Plug any gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking. If there is a door between your house and garage make sure it closes completely.
  • Clean your patio furniture before you store it away, you’ll be happy you did in the spring.
  • Drain and store garden hoses.
  • Replace your furnace filters if you haven’t done so in the last 3 months.
  • A furnace physical is important; have a professional inspect your heating system.
  • Keep the fires burning by checking the chimneys for obstructions such as nests. Consider having the wood-burning fireplace and stove flues and chimneys professionally inspected and swept.
  • Think safety and test smoke and carbon monoxide monitors, and rid your home of any fire hazards.
  • Cover outside of air-conditioning unit and shut off power. Winterize your landscaping.

And reduce stress! September is a great time to review your finances and to even start thinking about a budget for your holiday spending. If you have a lot of high interest debt, today’s

rock bottom rates make this a great time to get in touch to see if you qualify to have that debt moved into a low-rate mortgage. That one simple step can boost your cash flow and save thousands in interest. And making fewer debt payments each month is a certain stress reliever!

Have a great fall season!

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