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How to prepare your home for fall weather

Prepping your home for fall weather involves a combination of practical measures for comfort and safety, as well as decorative touches to create a warm and cozy atmosphere. Here are top tips from our head home concierge for getting your Nashville home ready for pumpkin spice and cozying up in front of the fireplace:

fall home tips from a nashville home concierge

Have your HVAC units inspected:

  • Schedule a professional inspection for your heating system to ensure it's in good working order.

  • Replace air filters for better air quality and efficiency.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts:

  • Remove leaves and debris to ensure proper drainage, preventing potential water damage.

Prepare the Fireplace:

  • Schedule a professional chimney cleaning to remove any creosote buildup.

  • Ensure the damper is working properly

Landscape and Outdoor Maintenance:

  • Trim bushes and trees away from the house to prevent damage from winter storms.

  • Store or cover outdoor furniture to protect it from the elements. You probably have a little more time to worry about this here in Nashville!

  • Have your irrigation systems winterized.

  • Get leaf clean up scheduled.

  • Plant fall flowers or bulbs for a burst of color, and consider mulching to protect plants during winter.

Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

  • Replace batteries and ensure these devices are in working order.

Stock Up on Winter Supplies:

  • Ensure you have enough firewood and consider covering it to keep it dry.

  • Have ice melt and ice scrapers ready for your car.

Adjust Thermostat and Programmable Timers:

  • Set your thermostat to a comfortable temperature for the cooler season.

  • Utilize programmable settings to save energy when you're not at home.

Decorative Touches:

  • Swap out lightweight summer linens for heavier fabrics- or ask your home concierge to do this one for you!

  • Add plush throws, pillows, and area rugs to create a cozy atmosphere.

  • Create a new seasonal scent with candles or essential oils to infuse your home with warm, inviting fragrances like cinnamon, vanilla, or pine.

Make sure to download our printable checklist to ensure you have your home ready for a beautiful Fall. And if you need help getting everything done, call you favorite home concierge.

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