Even if you’ve mowed the lawn one last time and moved all of your gardening tools and patio furniture into storage, the fall season is also a time to turn your attention to the interior of your Chetek WI home. There are dozens of tasks to check off of your to-do list this month in preparation for those cold winter days that will be here sooner than we know it and as your local real estate experts, Six Lakes Realty has included them below!
Don’t forget to add these 5 Chetek WI home maintenance tasks to your list this month:
Replace your air filter
To keep your HVAC system running properly and to allow clean air to flow throughout your home, your air filter should be replaced every 1 to 3 months. Be sure to write the date on the new filter when you install it, so it is easier to remember when to swap it out for a new one.
Install storm windows
Even though we may still have a few days in October where the windows can be open, it’s time to think about the winter months ahead. Consider installing storm windows now or if you already have them, take the opportunity to clean and close them this month.
The last thing you want during the winter days ahead is for cold air to sneak into your Chetek WI home! Look at your home’s exterior for cracks and gaps around siding, sealing any you find with caulk. You can also look around windows and doors inside your home to make sure you are protected against the low temperatures— and a high energy bill!
Two other places cold air can enter into your Chetek home is around the sides and under the bottoms of doors through faulty weatherstripping. If you haven’t replaced this in a few years, it may be time to make this necessary change. You will save on your energy bill and enjoy a much warmer home this winter!
Clean out the gutters
Before winter arrives, cleaning the gutters is a must-do. You want to make sure all debris including leaves and branches are removed from the gutters to allow for water to properly drain away from your home. If not, you could risk downspouts overflowing and water damage inside your Chetek WI home.
Whether you’re sprucing up your Chetek area home to sell or are ready to purchase a new property in the City of Lakes, you can count on Six Lakes Realty to help! Give us a call today for more information about how to prep your home for buyers or for a list of available properties in the area.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Six Lakes Realty
Office: (715) 924-4806