Labor Day is now over, school has started, and the official first day of autumn is just around the corner. But do not give up on summer yet. There is still warmer weather left, and there are lots of ways you can put it to good use such as preparing your house for the coming season.
Here are some last-second things to think about:
- Consider a home energy assessment. This will show you whether and how your home is losing energy. Insulation, windows, and leaks can all lead to losing cool air in the summer—and hot air in the winter! And a blower door test would be more pleasant when it's still nice out.
- Try to find any air leaks. Sure, a professional energy assessment would find these, but you can also do this yourself. Dealing with these now means you won't have to deal with cold drafts in the winter.
- Look at ways to make your heating more efficient. Again, while no one wants to think about heating right now, wouldn't you rather work on it now? Then you can relax and be warm once the temperatures drop.
And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Just remember: We still have a few more weeks of summer, and you might as well put that nice weather to use while it's still here.
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