When you think of fall do you think of sweaters, football games, shorter days and pumpkin spice lattes? As a homeowner, you should also think of ways to ensure your house is ready for winter. 

Some of the things you should consider doing are

  • Cleaning your gutters
  • Pruning trees and landscaping
  • Winterizing your irrigation system
  • Having your furnace serviced
  • Checking smoke detectors
  • Chimney inspection, if you have one

Many of us look forward to the cooler days and nights. It's an opportunity to spend more time indoors with your family and loved ones, playing games, watching movies or reading together. Or maybe you're a winter sports enthusiast, such as myself, and you start getting excited about going skiing, snow shoeing or simply sitting around a cozy fire sipping cocoa. Whether we embrace the change of weather or not, our homes need some preparation. Don't ignore yours.