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  • Remove hoses from outside faucets.
Disconnecting the hose will allow any remaining water to drain from the pipes near
the faucet before the first big freeze. Forgetting to do this may lead to frozen and
cracked pipes, and nobody wants to deal with that.
  • Prune back trees.
Now that the leaves are falling, it should be easier to see the dead or dying limbs on
your trees and bushes. Trimming these before winter can minimize any damage to
your home that may come from frozen or snow-heavy branches from scraping or
falling onto your home.
  • Schedule your annual furnace checkup.
If you haven’t already, make sure to call your favorite service company to come out
for your annual furnace check-up. Regular check-ups are key to maintaining a
reliable heating system for your home and your family.
  • Insulate your whole-house fan.
Warm air rises, and in the winter months, that can mean straight out through your
attic fan. Now is a great time to insulate your whole-house fan to minimize the
amount of heat you lose this winter, keeping your heating costs down. And if you
have a fireplace but don’t use it on a regular basis, you might also consider
winterizing it as well.
  • Clean your gutters.
Cleaning your gutters of all debris after the leaves have fallen will allow any water
collecting in your guttering to drain completely. If you don’t, any water left in your
gutters can freeze and thaw several times over the winter months, increasing your
chances for unnecessary gutter damage.