Fall is the season for posting scarved selfies on Instagram, enjoying pumpkin-spiced everything and spending weekends enjoying the cooler weather. Just take a peek out the window, it’s hard to resist not dropping everything you are doing and going outside just to rustle through the leaves.

And while autumn is a beautiful time of year, it is also the time of year to roll up your sleeves and engaging in a home improvement project. Fall is a great time of year to gather some gumption and tackle those projects you have been meaning to get to for quite some time. So after you call Total Care Heating and Air to come and service your furnace, start on one of these projects.

Paint The Front Door

If you are typically lazy, this is an easy project and one that reaps some big rewards. Not only does a freshly-painted door help your home stand out on your block, you can expect a great return on your investment should you put your house up on the market.

It’s an easy project that you can get done in one afternoon.

Power Wash The Exterior

Just how dirty is your house? It’s probably a lot dirtier than you think, you are just used to seeing it this way. Go rent a power washer and discover just how dirty your house really is.

Get A Programmable Thermostat

A programmable thermostat could save you money on energy costs all year long. They allow you to control your home’s climate in the summer, fall, winter and spring, without very much effort at all.

Most programmable thermostats have multiple settings so you can set them when you go on vacation.

Delete The Squeaks

Take the time to give your home the once-over with a can of WD-40. Not only will you eliminate squeaky cabinet doors and drawers, windows will open and close with ease.

Replace Missing Shingles

Your roof needs to be in good shape to deal with the rain we get in the winter. Replace any missing shingles and fix other signs of damage before these mere eyesores turn into expensive leaking problems.

Clean Your Carpets

Fall is the perfect time to clean your carpets. They tend to get very dirty n the summer with people running in and out all of the time. In fact, fall is the ideal time to have all of your floors scrubbed down really good.

Plant A Tree

Because trees are dormant in the fall, it is the best time of the year to plant them. Think about a tree that would look great on your lawn. Now think about the shade that tree would provide and how it might help keep your cooling costs down in the summer.

Organize The Garage

Your garage is full of bikes, lawn tools, beach umbrellas and a bunch of other stuff. It’s so packed in there you can hardly fit your car in it. Now is a great time to get hooks, shelving and other organizing systems to keep your garage neat and clean.

Call Total Care Heating and Air for routine furnace maintenance today.