Posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at 1:16pm.

The first official day of fall is this Friday, September 22, 2017. Now is a good time to get your condo or townhome ready for fall and winter. Here are a couple of tips to make sure you are ready.

  1. Check windows for drafts of air. A good tool is a lighter or candle; if the flame moves, more than likely you have a draft. Use caulk or weather stripping to seal drafts. 
  2. Put a rug or doormat just inside of your home. Wood floors, laminate flooring, and concrete floors are pretty popular here in North Texas so to prevent slipping and falling add a rug to wipe your feet.
  3. Make sure you change your ceiling fans turn in a clockwise motion. This takes the warm air from the ceiling and pushes it down, slightly cutting cost on your heating bill.
  4. Service your heating system. Have a certified HVAC technician come and take a look at your furnace and do any necessary maintenance. If you have a home warranty, check with them first to see if they cover this service.
  5. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors or, to be safe, go ahead and change the batteries to have peace of mind.

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