Remove the water from the Irrigation system water lines and retract the sprayer heads.
Shut off outside water lines inside the house and ensure the exterior hose bibs are open and allowed to drain.
Clean and repair gutters; ensure water is going into drains or away from the house.
Clean chimneys and service wood burning appliances. A professional will ensure that the intake ventilation is clear and working properly.
Service furnace or heat pump including ducting, don’t forget the filters
Examine weather stripping on doors and windows and replace as required.
Repair all window caulking with weather resistant products; pay special attention to replacement windows.
Test the heating system, make sure it’s working.
Add more insulation to your attic, today’s standard is one foot of insulation; insulation pays for itself in energy savings.
Clean the dryer duct by removing the dryer back and vacuuming the duct.
Wrap all pipes exposed to the weather such as piping in crawlspaces, I recommend foam wrapping.
Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Visually inspect the roof for broken shingles and other possible sources of water infiltration.
Consider a programmable thermostat for further energy savings.
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