And just like that summer’s over: the beach umbrella and inflatable raft have been stored away and it’s time to turn your attention to the seasons ahead. Here’s a quick checklist to get you started:
- Clean the gutters: Before the leaves fall, make sure the gutters are clean. if you use a gutter guard – a good idea – make sure it’s in good working order.
- Attic insulation: If you’re home is older, check that the insulation has settled or shifted, leaving gaps or covering vents in the eaves.
- Weather stripping: Consider removing or replacing the stripping around door frames with expansion foam to keep out winter drafts.
- Remove window air conditioners: If you leave the A/C units in year round, make sure the exterior is covered with an insulating wrap.