It’s that wonderful time of year again! The leaves are turning, the weather is becoming more pleasing, and it’s time to get your home ready for the upcoming changes to keep your home safe and comfortable. Here are a few tips that will make your home life (and wallet) a lot easier as the seasonal transformation takes place.

Open Your Windows During Comfortable Temperatures.

It will save you a lot of money on your electric bill, and the natural smells of fall will create a great atmosphere.

Close Vents In Rooms That Aren’t Used Regularly.

That guest room that gets used only every few months is wasting energy when you keep the temperature in there the same as the rest of the house. Close the door and the vents, so that when you have the heater on it is only going to parts of your home that you use most often.

Changing Your Air Filters.

It’s always a good thing to replace your air filters at least a few times a year, but when the weather cools down and you start using your heater, dirty filters will create an unpleasant and musty smell throughout your home.

Have Your Furnace Inspected Before Use.

Inspection of your furnace is especially important as a safety precaution, since it has not been used in a long time. You want to make sure it is fully functional and everything is in place.

Check For Leaks On Windows And Doors.

You can use incense to check for leaks. Simply light the incense and hold it up to the area you want to check, and have someone stand outside and make sure no smoke is coming out. Consult a professional at a hardware store about how to fix the leak if you find one.

Make Sure Your Fireplace Is Clean.

Have your fireplace inspected by a professional to make sure it is ready to use before you light it up to avoid any potentially dangerous mishaps.

For more great tips on getting your home ready, Try 6 Green Tips To Prepare Your Home for Autumn, or 5 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Winter.