Daylight Saving Time: 5 Things To Help Get Your House Ready For Winter

Daylight Saving Time: 5 Things To Help Get Your House Ready For Winter

Daylight Saving Time is coming to an end this Sunday, November 7,2021. Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday. Along with setting your clocks back here are some great fall reminders to help get your house ready for the winter months.

1) Check Your Fire Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Take 10 minutes and test the fire and carbon monoxide detectors around your home, replacing the batteries as needed.

2) Clean Your Furnace Filters along with your A/C Vents

As you switch from using the A/C to turning up the thermostat, its a great time to check on both your air conditioner and your furnace. Make sure your filters and vents are clean and ready for those cold days.

3) Clean Out the Dryer Vent

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are about 2,900 clothes dryer fires reported each year, with more of these fires occurring in the fall and winter months, and peaking in January. To help prevent a fire, it is important that you clean out your dryer vent and ductwork.

4) Take Stock of Your Medicine Cabinet

It is time to make sure you are ready for cold and flu season. Toss out any meds that have expired, and make sure to stock up on the basics, as well as tissues and vapor rub.

5) Clean the Gutters

With falling leaves and wind, gutters can become cluttered which will make it difficult for them to drain properly. It is important to take the time to check your gutters, and make sure they are clean and clear for the upcoming winter months.