Friday, 16 October 2015

Your Home's Fall Checklist!!

Your Home's Fall Checklist
2015-09-24
It's time to start thinking about preparing your home for the colder weather; a few little things can make a big difference for your home and save you time and money later.
 


  • Get your mind in the gutters so they are checked and cleaned, and don't forget the downspouts.
 

  • Plug any gaps and cracks around windows and doors with weather-stripping and caulking. If there is a door between your house and garage make sure it closes completely.
 

  • Clean your patio furniture before you store it away, you'll be happy you did in the spring.
 

  • Drain and store garden hoses.
 

  • Replace your furnace filters if you haven't done so in the last 3 months.
 

  • A furnace physical is important; have a professional inspect your heating system.
 

  • Keep the fires burning by checking the chimneys for obstructions such as nests. Consider having the wood-burning fireplace and stove flues and chimneys professionally inspected and swept.
 

  • Think safety and test smoke and carbon monoxide monitors, and rid your home of any fire hazards.
 

  • See you next year. Cover outside of air-conditioning unit and shut off power. Winterize your landscaping.
 

  • And reduce stress! September is a great time to review your finances and to even start thinking about a budget for your holiday spending.  If you have a lot of high interest debt, today's rock bottom rates make this a great time to get in touch to see if you qualify to have that debt moved into a low-rate mortgage. That one simple step can boost your cash flow and save thousands in interest. And making fewer debt payments each month is a certain stress reliever!

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