Home improvement covers a wide range of topics. Home maintenance tips do as well! I like to break things up into more digestible snacks rather than overload you with everything under the sun. Today we’re looking at just home maintenance tips for Fall in Louisville. How’s that for specific?!
I like to break things up into more digestible snacks rather than overload you with everything under the sun. Today we’re looking at just home maintenance tips for Fall in Louisville. How’s that for specific?!
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So, to keep your Louisville home in tip-top shape, you definitely need to stay on top of things. To that end, here are some of the best home maintenance tips for Fall. Let’s all get to work out there!
9 Home Maintenance Tips for Fall
1. Repair/Caulk Windows & Doors
More energy escapes a house through windows and doors than in other spots. Want lower energy bills? Start here! Also, weather stripping is a big help.
2. Reverse Ceiling Fans
In the heat of summer, you want the air pushing down. When things turn colder, reverse the setting so the air is now moving up.
3. Check For Peeling Paint
If the paint is peeling, it’s a sure sign that your siding is not being protected. Scrap, sand, and repaint any trouble spots.
4. Seal the Driveway
Before it gets too chilly outside, seal your driveway to increase its lifespan. This is a great DIY project that pretty much anyone can tackle.
5. Service HVAC
With Winter approaching, it’s a good idea to have your HVAC serviced. (If you want to try your hand at it, here are 3 DIY furnace tips.) This extends the life of one of your home’s most expensive systems and saves you money.
6. Clean Out Gutters
If your home has gutters, chances are they’ve accumulated some leaves and other debris during the course of a year. Before the ice and snow come, make sure your gutters are free of anything that could cause a much bigger problem.
7. Clean Lawn Equipment
If you’ve finished using them, take care of your lawn equipment by cleaning off all the grass and dirt. Also, don’t forget to drain any fuel from the tanks.
8. Get Fireplace Ready
Have a fireplace? If so, now is the time to make sure it’s ready for action before the cold, Winter months even arrive.
9. Safety Checkup
Not necessarily a maintenance tip for Fall, it’s always a good idea to take care of the devices that take care of you. Things like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. These items may not come to mind very often, but if an emergency does occur, you’ll be glad you have them ready and working.