The calendar says October, and Halloween is tomorrow…surely all of this means that fall weather is right around the corner (we hope!).  Before the cold weather moves in, it’s important to get your home ready for fall and winter.  We’ve put together a fall home maintenance checklist to help you get started.

  1. Hire a chimney sweep to clean and inspect chimney – Make any necessary repairs and understand how to properly light and vent your fireplace.

  2. Service HVAC – Texas homes typically run on electric air and gas heat.  It’s important to have the heater checked and serviced prior to turning on the heat this winter.

  3. Test and change batteries in smoke detectors.

  4. Replace bulbs in outdoor light fixtures – it will soon be dark when you get home from school and/or work.  Consider setting one or two lights on timers or motion sensors.