Dive into the new season with excitement and limited stress. The best way to do this is to make sure you’re fully prepared for all of the changes!
Plan Fall Activities
Even if you’re someone who does not appreciate cold weather and snow falling, there are still plenty of reasons to love the fall season! So many activities can only be done during this time of year, so make sure to get everything scheduled so you can check these tasks off your bucket list. Here are some of our favorite fall activities:
- Carving pumpkins
- Attending football games
- Going to an apple orchard and getting donuts and making apple cider
- Watching spooky movies
- Baking all of the delicious treats
- Ordering pumpkin spice lattes
- And so much more!
Rotate Your Wardrobe
The change of seasons is a great time to sort through your wardrobe! If there are pieces of clothing in there that you haven’t worn in the last year, it’s time to consider throwing it out. And we don’t mean actually tossing it in a dumpster. You could always try reselling it or giving it away to a friend or family member. It’s sustainable and a nice thing to do!
This is also the perfect time of year to move those tank tops, denim shorts, and sundresses to the back of the closet and pull those sweaters, coats, and pants to the front. This will make it easier to keep all of your clothing in regular rotation. You can also swap out your swimsuit drawer with beanies, scarfs, gloves, and other winter accessories. Easy access ensures that you’ll wear these items more frequently and get your money’s worth out of them.
Fall maintenance includes a lot of things around the house. Mainly you should focus on your heating system, your plumbing, and your electrical.
When it comes to your heating system, getting ahead of the cold is important. You don’t want to find out your heater needs repairs or replacement in the middle of a cold snap. That’s why we recommend scheduling it during the fall so that we can evaluate it, replace your air filters and make sure everything is good to go before the temperatures really drop.
Along with dropping temperatures comes frozen pipes which can lead to disaster for homeowners. A frozen pipe leads to a ruptured pipe and thousands of dollars in water and property damage. Get ahead of it by insulating your pipes, and make sure to leave a small stream of water running if you’re out of town for a weekend.
In the event of severe winter storms, you might find your home without power. That’s where having a backup generator might come in quite handy. Contact our generator and electrical experts to learn more about your generator options and the benefits of installing a generator today.
Seal Windows and Doors
Your windows and doors are major contributors to energy and heat loss throughout your house. In fact, the US Department of Energy estimates that this heat loss is responsible for about 30 percent of heating costs. There are a few ways to minimize this; here are our favorites:
- Fill any gaps with caulking.
- Replace your windows with a newer model or apply a cost-effective film to your windows to prevent heat loss through the glass itself.
- Install weather stripping around your doors. Make sure you can open and close the door with ease while also blocking air from slipping in and out.
For all of your fall home preparation needs, contact our team at American Mechanical!