Our home experts at Storm Tight Windows want to offer you their best advice for easy home maintenance projects you can tackle this fall. Fall is a great time to do some extra maintenance around your home before the weather turns too cold.

We know homeowners want their home to stay in tip-top shape. For that, here are some easy ideas brought to you by our experienced team.

Cleaning Your Gutters

Now is the perfect time to get a ladder and make sure your gutters are clean. Falling leaves, sticks, dirt, and debris can get stuck up there. You can also try tightening the downspout brackets and gutter hangers. Always be safe when you’re using a ladder.

Draining Outdoor Faucets

Since chilly winter air has a habit of freezing things, fall is the ideal time to disconnect and drain your outdoor faucets. This will keep your pipes from freezing full of water and bursting later on.

Turn the Direction of Your Ceiling Fan

Did you know that by changing the direction of your ceiling fan, you can influence the temperature of the air? It’s true! Reversing the direction your fan spins will bring warm air at the top of the house lower, so you’ll have more heat.

Getting Your Furnace Serviced

If you have a furnace, it’s a good idea to get regular maintenance checkups. You can do this by talking with your heating contractor, who in many cases will perform this checkup automatically.

Put Summer Gear Away

If you have summer patio furniture, bringing it inside during this time of year will keep it in top shape for much longer. Leaving patio furniture exposed to winter weather can crack it or wear away its integrity.

Check Your Smoke Detectors

Sometimes, you’ll be making a pizza that turns a little too crispy, and your fire alarm goes off. What do you do? Sometimes, you take the batteries out. Now is a good time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they have batteries in them that work.

Make Sure Your Storm Windows are In

Storm windows will better protect your home against winter storms. If you’re putting storm doors and windows back into place, check to make sure they don’t need any repairs.

Switch to Energy-Efficient Windows

Switching to energy-efficient windows, like those offered by Storm Tight Windows, will lower your energy bills during the chilly months. Energy-efficient windows keep your home better insulated, meaning warm air stays inside, and you won’t have to run the heater as long.

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