It’s hard to believe it, but fall is almost here in Colorado. For many people, this is the best time of year. The weather starts to cool down, the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, and we no longer have to be trapped inside with the air conditioning. Since the fall is such a beautiful time of year, it’s a great time to get some much-needed maintenance done on your home. In this blog, we’re going to make a checklist of home projects you can take on this fall in order to be better prepared for winter.

Repair Or Replace Your Furnace

Although you probably won’t need either your furnace or your air conditioner during the fall, this is what makes it the ideal time to get them repaired or replaced. If you’re having any problems with your furnace, it’s better to get it fixed now than during the colder months of the year when you’ll want to be enjoying the warmth. It’s also much easier to have an HVAC technician come to your home when the temperature is manageable and there are no major snowstorms.

If you’re going to be in and out of the house a lot this fall and winter, it also may be worth considering a programmable thermostat. This will allow your furnace to turn on and off as you leave the home. This way you won’t have to keep fidgeting with the dial only to forget to turn it off when you leave. Colorado is known for its extreme weather fluctuations so anything you can do to make heating and cooling easier on yourself is a good idea.

Clear And Repair Gutters

Keeping your gutters and downspouts clear and in good condition during the fall should be a top priority. Many people are so mesmerized by the beauty and elegance of falling leaves and even praise them for covering up patchy spots on their lawn. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t cause damage to your home if they get out of control. Take care to repair and clear your gutters of debris during the fall, especially if you have a tree that hangs over your roof. Neglecting to clean your gutters could lead to wood rot, pest infestations, or worse. The main concern is with water pooling up and not making it to a downspout.

Install A Deck Drainage System

Are you someone who puts your deck furniture in the garage during winter, taking up precious space and forcing you to park your car outside in the snow? If you have an elevated deck, why not store this outdoor furniture under your deck? Due to poor or no deck drainage, many homeowners have no use for their underdeck area for most of the year. Our goal here at Colorado Deck Drain Experts is to provide you with an effective deck drain system that moves water away from your home. If you have any questions about this, give us a call today for a free consultation.