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Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Get your house ready for colder weather.


  • Have your furnace cleaned and checked before turning it on again.
  • Save on energy costs by replacing a furnace that’s 10 years or older. Visit and search energy efficient furnace for tips.
  • Check and clean wood-burning fireplaces and chimneys.


  • Make sure weather stripping around doors and windows is in good shape.
  • Save on heating and cooling costs with good insulation. Search for insulation to learn about replacing or improving what you have.


  • Replace old windows with energy-efficient options that fit well. It can be costly up front, but it can save energy costs year-round.
  • Check your windows to make sure:
    • Locks are functioning.
    • Sealant or caulk is not crumbling or shrinking.
    • Glass is not cracked or broken.


  • Help insulate perennials with mulch.
  • Drain water from hoses, pools, and irrigation systems and turn off outside faucets if your temps drop to freezing or below.
  • Trim bushes and trees.
  • Clean your decking and reseal if necessary.
  • Power wash your drive and patio.


  • Clear gutters and check for any leaks or clogs.
  • Check your roof and repair or replace any damaged areas.
  • Clean mold and dirt from siding and windows.
  • Consider repainting worn areas.