Cooler temperatures are just around the corner, which means it is time to start thinking about getting your home ready for fall weather.
The experts list cleaning gutters and downspouts and inspecting your roof and chimney for cracks and damage as among the top tasks for fall maintenance.
Raking leaves and disposing them is, of course, a seasonal chore but so should be removing your garden hose from spigots and draining the hose so it can be stored inside. And make sure the spigot is tightly shut.
Make sure your windows are tight and storm windows are in place and store outdoor furniture for the winter. If you have a snow blower, get it serviced.
Inside the house, don’t forget to replace the batteries on your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors when you set your clocks back. Replace your furnace filters and perhaps get the furnace inspected and serviced, if necessary.