The Only Checklist You Need to Get Your Home Ready for Fall

With the weather cooling off in the Fairfax, Virginia area, it’s time for homeowners to start thinking about fall. Follow this checklist to make sure your home is as ready for the change of seasons as you are.

Home Interior

  • Seal air leaks around windows, doors, and walls.

  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan blades to rotate clockwise.

  • Test all of your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Remove any window air conditioners if necessary.

  • Clean your clothes dryer vent.

  • Swap out screen windows and doors.

  • Insulate pipes to prevent freezing.

Home Exterior

  • Store hoses and turn off outdoor water system.

  • Turn off your sprinkler system, if you have one.

  • Clean your gutters.

  • Inspect roof for signs of damage.

  • Fill any cracks in your driveway.

  • Fertilize your lawn to ensure healthy grass in the spring.

  • Check sidewalks, steps, and exterior walkways to make sure they are safe.

  • Stock up on winter supplies such as salt and ice melters.

Home Heating

  • Hire a professional chimney sweeper.

  • Change the air filters throughout your home, including the one in your furnace.

  • Clean your air ducts.

  • Insulate your water tank.

  • Install a programmable thermostat.

  • Have your heating system tuned up by a licensed technician.

If you live in Fairfax County VA, trust the home heating experts at Air Treatment Company to get your HVAC system ready for the fall and winter seasons. Our technicians can install, replace, or repair any make or model of heating system. Contact us online to get started, or give us a call at (703) 270-0881.

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