1. Clean gutters: Make sure gutters are at a 1/16 inch and 1/8 inch per foot slope to avoid overflow. Be sure to clear debris and leaves from your gutters to ensure they stay properly functioning.
2. Prep your lawn: Purchase a rake or leaf blower to upkeep autumn leaves. Also, fall is a great time to add a high- phosphorus mix to your lawn to ensure healthy grass in the spring.
3. Build a trash shed: Getting to your trash bins can be a hassle once the rain and snow hit, build a shed to keep your cans dry and easily manageable
4. Freeze proof exterior faucets: A ruptured pipe can cause expensive and time consuming damage for a homeowner. Be sure to purchase a freeze-proof faucet to protect your outdoor water faucet.
5. Fireplace check: Be sure to sweep your chimney before snow to remove soot and debris then add an energy efficient insert to keep your home warm.
6. Caulk and drape windows: An estimated 10 to 30% of heat is lost in the cooler months through your windows. Decrease your wasted heat by caulking your windows and installing drapes.