How to Prepare your Maryland Home for Fall
Updated: Aug 26, 2019
An East Coast autumn is a thing of beauty. The temperature cools off, the leaves change color, and homeowners deck out their property in festive decor. Raking the leaves is an obvious fall chore, but how are you preparing the rest of your home for the changing season? Discover how to get your home in shape for fall with the following tips.
Get Rid of the Leaves
This may seem like an obvious chore, but it’s an important step in basic landscape maintenance. As the seasons change, your lawn becomes vulnerable to cold temperatures and extreme moisture. A fresh blanket of leaves may look beautiful on your lawn, but it’s going to halt the natural growth process of your grass come springtime.
Ensure that fallen leaves aren’t clogging the gutters. Clogged gutters can damage exterior surfaces of your home, and cause water to flood into the basement. Filthy gutters are also more prone to rust and corrosion. Consider covering your gutters with a mesh guard before the leaves start to fall.
Search for Gaps
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, gaps in caulk and weather-stripping account for 10% of your heating bills. Take the time to examine the areas of your home that might be allowing the most air to enter. Weather-stripping is a cost-effective way to reduce your heating and cooling costs.
Inspect the Furnace
Before you crank on the heat, ensure that the furnace is inspected by a professional. An aging furnace can add hundreds of dollars to your energy bill, and it won’t always work effectively. The Maryland weather can fluctuate quickly, so it’s important to schedule an appointment sooner rather than later.
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