Prepare Your Home for Fall

5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Fall

Fall is a favorite time of year for so many people, and it’s obvious why! Between the cooler weather and all the fun fall activities, there’s so much to look forward to this time of year. However, before you can enjoy all the benefits of fall, you first need to prepare your home for the cooler weather. Follow these 5 tips to prepare your home for fall, and get ready to enjoy the season comfortably!


Ensuring your comfort system works properly as the weather gets colder is one of the most important aspects in keeping your home comfortable throughout the season. For the most effective way to do this, you need preventative maintenance performed on your system. During a preventative maintenance check-up from Stricklin Mechanical, our technicians will come out, inspect your system and do any cleaning/make any adjustments necessary to keep the system running smoothly throughout the fall and winter.

On top of having our professionals come out to tune-up your system, there are some maintenance tasks you can do yourself: 

  • Ensure the outdoor unit is free of leaves, limbs, dirt, and other debris.
  • Clean your air vents inside your home.
  • Clean or change your air filter every 1-3 months, more often if you have pets.
  • Invest in a programmable thermostat to save money and energy.


Ensuring your home is insulated properly is also an important step in staying comfortable and saving energy during any season. Before the weather gets too cold, check your attic for sufficient insulation. Heat rises, so if your attic is not properly insulated, you could lose heat and waste money this winter. If you have an older home, you should also have a professional out to ensure there is sufficient insulation in the walls.

Windows & Doors

If your windows and doors have cracks, gaps, or if they have deteriorated, you could be losing heat and wasting money during the colder months. Check all your doors and windows and repair them using caulk or weatherstripping where necessary. If windows are too far gone, you may need to replace them. 


If you weren’t regularly using the fireplace during the summer (which you likely weren’t), you may want to have it inspected and cleaned before using it for the first time this fall. Fireplaces regularly build up debris from dust, smoke, ashes, and possibly even animals. While you can check it yourself, you may want to hire a professional to ensure the safety of your home and your family this season. 

Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Carbon monoxide leaks are most common in the fall and winter months as our furnaces are running full blast. Ensure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly by replacing batteries and testing the equipment. 

Contact Us 

If you’re looking to create an energy efficient home, these tips are the best way to start! For any of your HVAC needs, give  us a call at 256-841-6003 or visit our website at https://stricklinmechanical.com/. You can also email us at [email protected]

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