Urban Natural Homes October 3, 2013

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist


Fall has quickly descended. Take some time to prepare your home for the colder weather with the following checklist:

  • Service your furnace or heat pump to ensure that it can achieve maximum efficiency
  • Schedule to have the chimney serviced and cleaned
  • Clean gutters and downspouts throughout the season
  • Repair any window cracks or holes in weather stripping or caulking
  • Check to make sure your thermostat works properly
  • Check crawlspace for flooding after the first long rainfall
  • Make sure your attic and crawlspaces have adequate insulation
  • Continually check air vents to make sure they aren't blocked
  • Disconnect garden hoses and drain water in faucets; if you do not have frost-proof faucets, turn the shut off valve off inside your home
  • Test all smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors