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With summer a fading memory, now's the time to ready your home for fall and
winter's cooler temps and unpredictable weather conditions.

1.  Clear out gutters
Remove leaves and other debris from your drainpipe and gutters   
to prevent clogging.  In areas with cold winters, outdoor faucets should be
drained in the fall.

2.  Clean the fireplace and chimney
You can clear out ash and charred wood from the fireplace yourself, but    
leave the chimney cleaning to a professional.  Have the chimney cleaner
check the damper to ensure it can be tightly closed to prevent drafts.

3.  Check the heating system
Do a survey of your home's heating vents to make sure they're not blocked
or covered by furniture, carpeting, or curtains.  Dust vents and clean all
filters.  Make an appointment for an annual heating system check-up.

4.  Sore air conditioners
If you have removable window air conditioners, be sure to unplug them
before taking them down.  Dust and clean before covering or storing.

5.  Check for drafts
Stay warm, save energy, and reduce your heating bills this fall by
examining windows and doors for cracks and sealing them to prevent drafts.

6.  Put up storm windows
If you have removable screens, now's the time to clean, store, and
replace them with storm windows.

7.  Ready the water heater
Prepare for cooler water by draining the water heater and clearing out any
debris that has settled in the tank.

8.  Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms
The incomplete combustion of fuels such as natural gas, propane, heating
oil, kerosene, coal, charcoal, gasoline, or wood can result in carbon
monoxide, an invisible, odorless gas that can kill in minutes. Although you
can’t see it, you can detect the conditions that produce it and the early
warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning.

sources:  Readers Digest and