It has been almost a week since Labor Day, the unofficial end to the summer and the welcome of fall. That means it's time to start thinking about what you might need to do to prepare your home for the coming cooler months.
- Make sure your heating systems are checked and cleaned. You don't want to spend that first cold snap of the season freezing your toes off in your own home.
- Fall is a great time to make sure your home is properly insulated. Properly insulated homes mean cheaper electric bills once winter rolls around.
- On a similar note, check to make sure the windows are closing properly and there are no gaps (again, this will help out with your winter bills).
- Clean the heating vents, and make sure you don't have items piled up against them (this is a fire hazard!).
- Trim any overhanging tree limbs. With the occasional ice storm, it is a good idea to make sure that there are no tree limbs that could fall and damage property (or you!).
- Check piping and wiring around your house to make sure there are no gaps for unwanted guests or cold drafts.
- If you have a sprinkler system, make sure it is all clear of all water. This ensures that it will be in working order (and so it won't freeze) once spring rolls back around.
Lexington Mini-Storage is always a great place to help store your summer gear: canoes, kayaks, lawn mowers, weed eaters, kiddie pool: we will take it all!