November Home Maintenance Tips

Despite the unusually warm temps in Michigan, winter is technically just six weeks away. Before you get busy cooking and shopping for the holidays, tackle these important tasks for inside and outside of your home. 

 

Yard Maintenance 

Don't put away the mower yet! While it may seem like lawn care is over for the season, there are a few things left to do. Experts claim that fall is actually the best time of the year to add fertilizer to your yard for the spring season.

This our most obvious tip for your yard: clean up the leaves. While this is everyone's least favorite job, it is one of the most important. The longer leaves sit on the grass, the worse it can be for your yard. Avoid suffocating your yard and creating an environment for fungal diseases by vacuuming and raking leaves. You'll thank yourself in the spring. 

Make sure you have the proper tools to combat snow and ice. Don't wait for the first blizzard to discover that your snow blower is broken. Avoid rushing to the store like a mad man this year by purchasing salt early.

 

Interior Maintenance

Colder weather can increase your bills. Take preventative measures to lower your bills without sacrificing your comfort!  One of the first step is to seal any potential leaks in your home. Caulking windows and doors help to ensure that cold air won't seep in and warm air won't escape. Consider upgrading your classic thermostat to a smart thermostat. This technology works to save you money by automatically adjusting the temperature of your home based on your preferences and the time of the year.

Last but not least, check out your furnace. Is it older? It could be working harder than it needs to. Call your local repair company to tune up the furnace and fix any issues before the chilly temperatures creep in. 

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