House Made Home
October 19, 2022
Fall Home Maintenance Tips
It’s fall, y’all! We’ve entered the season for pumpkin spice, Friday night lights, and, you guessed it, preventative home maintenance. Now that the extreme summer heat has finally taken its cue to leave, it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for the cooler weather to come!
We’ve compiled a list of some of the top things you can do this fall to ready your home for winter!
Clean Your Gutters
There’s nothing quite like watching the leaves change colors and flutter down to the ground. But sometimes they don’t make it that far, and they wind up stuck in your home’s gutters along with other dirt and debris. It’s important to check for obstructions to keep your gutters from flooding.
Change Your Air Filters
If you’ve browsed our warranty guide, then you probably know your air filters should be replaced every 1-3 months. If you missed last month, or the past several months, now is a great time to change out your filter and get back on schedule!
Check Windows and Doors for Drafts
Though temperatures in Texas remain relatively mild throughout the fall and winter seasons, when gaps let the cool air through it can wreak havoc on your utility bill! Sealing any openings will help keep your home warm for the upcoming months.
Prep Your Lawn for Winter
A great spring/summer lawn starts in the fall. The colorful fall foliage may look pretty at first, but if left untouched it can actually be harmful to your lawn. Make sure to rake leaves and debris from your yard as needed to prevent them from killing the grass underneath.
Routine home maintenance items like these ensure your home is in its best shape for the season to come!