With falling leaves, now is the time to prepare your home for winter. Fall home and landscape maintenance will save you from experiencing a winter of discomfort and costly expenses from winter damage to your home and lawn.
Change Air Filters: Check your furnace filter and humidifier pad.
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Replace batteries.
Furnace and Fireplace Tuneup: Before the first cold night calls for turning up the furnace or light the fire, schedule a cleaning and that will help your systems perform safely, reliably, and efficiently. Don’t forget to keep the area in front of your furnace clear of clutter to avoid fire hazard.
Replace Thermostat: New homes come with new home features including energy efficient furnaces and programmable thermostats. If your home does not include a programmable thermostat, consider replacing. Programmable thermostats allow you to adjust and program your home’s temperature to your family’s away and sleeping schedule.
Disconnect Hoses & Sprinkler Lines: Before the first freeze, be sure to disconnect and store sprinkler hoses and have sprinkler lines blown out to prevent damage to pipes and valves.
Seal Concrete: To prevent concrete spalling from freezing and unfreezing water, we suggest that you apply a waterproof concrete sealant to your driveway, walkways, and patio.
Clean Gutters: Prevent blockage in your gutters by removing leaves and debris.
Clean Up Flower Beds: Remove dead leaves and plants from beds. You may also want to add additional mulch to protect freeze sensitive plants.
Aerate Lawn: After marking sprinkler heads, aerate the lawn and apply the proper fall/winter fertilizer.
Pruning: Now is the ideal time to trim and prune trees and shrubs.
Fall is a beautiful time in the Miami Valley. As a third generation new home builder in Dayton and surrounding areas, we love all that this season brings from the changing colors to the fall produce!
About Peebles Homes: As one of the top Dayton new home builders, Peebles Homes is a third generation home builder specializing in new homes in Dayton, the Miami Valley, and surrounding areas for eighty years. An award-winning Dayton new homebuilder, Peebles Homes specializes in building high performance (we call them ComfortSmart) homes in southern Ohio. PeeblesHomes.com