Every year, we see dramatic changes as summertime cools into fall.
Not only do the trees drop their leaves, but our own activities also change. Instead of playing in the river, we might roast marshmallows over a fire. We shed our short-sleeved shirts for hoodies and add pumpkin spice to everything we drink. In the midst of this excitement, we forget that the changing seasons affect our homes.
We want to be comfortable and warm when the chilly nights descend on us. Here are five tips for keeping your home comfortable in the autumn.
1. Clean Your Gutters
Many people ignore their gutters until there’s a problem such as a clog. The best time to clean your gutters is in the autumn; that way you don’t have to trek up a ladder in frosty weather and risk falling. If you’re not sure about your ability to work at such heights, consider calling professional help.
2. Check The Pantry
We have all forgotten that the food we keep in the pantry expires, too. A great chance to look through the cans in your pantry is when the seasons are changing because a changing season implies a new menu. Check out the expiration dates on the food you’ve stored over the years and chuck out the old cans. Then refill the pantry with all the things you love to munch on in the autumn, from popcorn to soup.
In the autumn, some days are colder than others. Make sure that your HVAC system is ready to keep you warm this season. Have some HVAC specialists come and take a look at your generator. You never know how badly you might need some warm air.
4.Check The Yard
Don’t run inside the house without giving your lawn the love it deserves! Your backyard should be ready for changes in the weather, too. It’s going to face challenges as the winds become colder and fewer people step outside to check for fallen branches. Put away toys and board up holes that animals could use to get into your house. This outdoor maintenance could be your main defense in the fall.
5. Bring Out The Sweaters
Trade your summer clothes for the sweaters and thick pajamas that you put away earlier in the year. You shouldn’t have to dig through piles of boxes to find a thick shirt on a cold night. When everything is in place, you’ll be able to rest easy with a blanket to enjoy the smell of the changing season.
Many people prefer autumn over the other seasons because it’s not too hot, not too cold, and promises rest. Before the long sleep of winter, make sure you’ve prepared your family and your home for the sudden frost and stillness. Then you can roast marshmallows in your house without worrying about how the weather will affect you.