Safety-Check Your Chimney
Survey any structural damage.
Find anything blocking the chimney.
Make sure the damper is working.
Identify & Seal Air Leaks
Hire a professional to air seal.
Alternatively, use caulk or weather stripping materials to seal cracks and gaps in your home.
Inspect Your Gutters
Protect your gutters with mesh.
Clean your gutters, ideally in late summer or early fall.
Repair Or Upgrade Your Windows
Repair and seal any older or damaged windows.
Consider new milgard replacement windows for superior energy efficiency and year-round comfort.
Clean Your Filters
Clean any disposable foam filters.
Make sure to toss any used disposables.
Have Your Furnace Inspected
Schedule an annual fall furnace inspection.
Stay consistent with inspections for best results.