The autumn equinox is next week, and you know what that means! It marks the official transition of summer into fall. Is your new home ready for the change in seasons? If it isn’t, then you’ve got some work to do. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – we’re here to help! Here are some more tips for what you’ve got to do next to get everything all squared away.
Most of the time, we tend to associate the growing season with spring and summer. Fall is for the harvest before a long hibernation during the frosty winter months. That is not to say that nothing grows in the autumn – while trees wither with their leaves dropping off, you’ll probably notice the brilliant blooms of autumnal perennials bursting into life. The plants, flowers, and shrubs you rely on for landscaping appeal will be much more attractive if you can rejuvenate your lawn. To do this, be sure to use more fertilizer.
Something you will have to worry about is seasonal drafts. This problem can affect your home regardless of its age – though when you work with Gnu Homes we will strive to ensure that your new home will have an airtight bubble that minimizes the chances of heat loss. That’s because heat loss can cause your energy bills to go up. Doors, windows, and even the foundations are subject to the effects of heat loss, so performing an inspection is hugely beneficial.
Gone are the days in which you need to run the air conditioning every day – that usage is now quite literally out of season. Although there are bound to be some warmer days in both fall and winter, for the most part, you can let your new home’s AC unit hibernate for the winter. Go to your main electrical panel and turn it off; then, be sure to sweep away debris and cover it up until you need it again in the spring.
Crisp nights are coming, and that means you’ll want to huddle around the fire pit or the grill as you roast marshmallows. Even so, the time has come to hit pause on outdoor living – but what does that mean? Clean up everything on your deck or patio that you don’t plan on using and put those items away for now – perhaps your attic? The garage and tool shed in the backyard can also serve as useful storage spaces.
Finally, check on the status of your new home’s exterior lighting. As we approach the end of the year, the days start to get shorter and the nights get longer. While this doesn’t mean you have to come in at sunset, you will want to make sure that the exterior lights are still working since dampness and darkness make an unsafe combination of conditions. Change bulbs and swap out damaged or dysfunctional lights for newer, brighter models that can help you decorate for the upcoming Halloween season!
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