Check Out 5 Ways To Get Your Texas Home Ready For Fall
Fall is coming. It's a season of transition, offering a break from the sweltering heat we've experienced this summer. Fall time in Texas may not be as chilly as in other states, but getting your home ready for the change is still important.
I get it. With temperatures still in the triple digits, nobody is in the right frame of mind for this. However, checking off these boxes could save you time, energy, and money. The City of Dallas and its Office of Emergency Management have gathered some preparation tips for the fall season. As a homeowner, it's good to know these five things.
LOOK: CHECK OUT 5 WAYS TO GET YOUR TEXAS HOME READY FOR FALL
Seal Leaks and Drafts
Texans know all too well about the extreme summer heat. But when fall gets here, temperatures can vary. Try using weather-stripping or caulk to seal any gaps in windows and doors. This also helps ensure that your heating or cooling bills don't go through the roof, no pun intended.
Fall often brings rain and the last thing you want is water damage. Make sure to clean out your gutters so that water can flow through.
Check Your HVAC Unit
Before it gets too chilly, now is a good time to make sure your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are working well. Change filters and consider having it inspected.
If you're lucky enough to have a fireplace in your home, make sure to have the chimney inspected and cleaned. A clean chimney is safer and more efficient.
Fall is all about comfort around my house. Consider putting out some fall-colored decorations to make your home feel more seasonal. Try oranges, reds, and browns.
And there you have it - five simple ways to prep your home for fall in Texas. These may take a little time but will add comfort and some efficiency to your home. So go ahead, wear your favorite football jersey, roll up your sleeves, and prepare your home for the best season of the year.
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