Fall Home Maintenance Checklist 2023

Preparing your home for fall in Colorado is important to ensure comfort, energy efficiency, and safety as the weather starts to cool down. Here’s a fall home maintenance checklist to help you get your home ready for the fall and winter season.

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

  1. Heating System Maintenance:
    • Schedule a professional inspection and maintenance for your furnace or heating system to ensure it’s working correctly.
  2. Seal Leaks and Insulate:
    • Check doors and windows for drafts and seal any gaps with weatherstripping or caulk.
    • Insulate your attic and walls to keep warm air in and cold air out.
  3. Clean Gutters:
    • Remove leaves and junk from your gutters and downspouts to prevent, snowbanks, clogs and water damage.
  4. Check the Roof:
    • Inspect your roof for damaged or missing shingles, and repair as needed to prevent leaks.
  5. Yard Cleanup:
    • Rake leaves and dispose of them properly to prevent them from piling up. Any diseased leaves will cause issues next season. Get rid of them now.
  6. Lawn Care:
    • Fertilize and aerate your lawn getting it ready for winter sleep. You might want to consider overseeding if needed.
  7. Outdoor Furniture:
    • Store or cover outdoor furniture to protect it from the weather.
  8. Firewood:
    • If you use a fireplace or a wood stove, stock up on firewood and store it in a dry location.
  9. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:
    • Replace batteries and ensure your detectors are working properly.
  10. Clean Chimney and Fireplace:
    • Have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional if you have a wood-burning fireplace.
  11. Check for Pests:
    • As temperatures drop, pests like squirrels or mice may seek warmth indoors. Seal any potential entry points.
  12. Outdoor Faucets:
    • Drain and shut off outdoor faucets to prevent freezing.
  13. HVAC Filter Replacement:
    • Replace or clean your HVAC filters to maintain good air quality and efficiency.
  14. Winterize Your Sprinkler System:
    • If you have an irrigation system, drain and blow out the lines to prevent freezing.
  15. Inspect and Clean Ducts:
    • Consider having your ducts cleaned to improve indoor air quality and HVAC efficiency.

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  16. Prep Your Vehicle:
    • If you have a car, make sure it’s ready for winter by checking tires, antifreeze levels, and getting an oil change.
  17. Emergency Supplies:
    • Check and restock your emergency kit, including flashlights, batteries, candles, and non-perishable food.
  18. Fall Decor:
    • Add some seasonal decor like pumpkins and autumn wreaths to enhance the cozy atmosphere.
  19. Landscaping:
    • Trim trees and shrubs away from the house to prevent damage from heavy snow and ice.
  20. Test Your Generator:
    • If you have a backup generator, certainly test it to ensure it’s in working order in case of power outages.


Additionally, keep in mind that the specific tasks may vary depending on your location within your state.

Meanwhile this Fall home maintenance checklist should serve as a general guideline to help you prepare your home for the fall season.

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2 thoughts on “Fall Home Maintenance Checklist 2023”

  • Regina

    Great article!
    Also, don’t forget to insulate your water heater and pipes, which is especially crucial for areas with cold winters. Insulating your water heater and its pipes can help reduce heating bills by minimizing heat loss, which means your water heater doesn’t have to work as hard or as frequently to maintain the desired water temperature.
    DIY insulation kits for water heaters can cost anywhere from $20 to $40, but you can always hire a water heater technician to do this job for you.

    • Demo User

      Thanks for the tip!


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