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Although saying goodbye to summer is sad, Fall is an optimistic time, with plenty to look forward to. The Buffalo Bills season begins, the weather is cozy, and excitement builds up for the Holiday season. To ensure a smooth shift from summer to fall, it’s essential to prepare your home just as you prepare yourself for cooler weather. Here are some important tasks for homeowners and apartment renters to remember:

Check Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Batteries: Take a moment to test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms. If it’s been a while since you changed the batteries or if you can’t recall when you last did it, it’s time to do so immediately. Press the test button on the devices, and if you don’t hear a loud beeping sound or it’s very faint, replace the batteries. If the device still doesn’t work after changing the battery, consider getting a new one for your safety.

Change Your Air Filter: Maintaining good air quality in your home is crucial for your health and the well-being of your household. Make a habit of changing your air filter every 30-90 days. As the new season arrives, use it as a reminder to replace the filter and ensure that your home’s air is clean and fresh.

Adjust Your Thermostat: As the temperature drops, it’s time to say goodbye to your window AC units and make adjustments to your thermostat settings. Switch from cooling to heating mode and consider setting the temperature lower during the night or when you’re away to save on electricity bills.

Clean and Organize: Embrace the new season with a clean and organized living space. Consider going through your belongings, including summer clothes. If there are items you haven’t worn in the past season, consider donating or selling them. Pack away summer items in storage boxes to make space for your fall wardrobe. A tidy home can also help clear your mind and create a fresh start for the season.

Clean Gutters and Downspouts: Clear out any debris and leaves from your gutters and downspouts. This will prevent clogs and water damage, ensuring that rainwater flows away from your home effectively.

Store Outdoor Furniture and Summer Items: As summer comes to an end, store your outdoor furniture and other summer items properly. Clean and store them in a dry and secure place, so they’re in good condition when the warm weather returns.

As you say goodbye to summer, remember that fall brings exciting new experiences and opportunities. By preparing your home for the changing seasons, you’ll ensure a comfortable and enjoyable transition from the warm days to the cozy and festive fall season in Western New York. Are you looking for a new living situation? Power Play Partners has plenty of modern, new, and conveniently located apartment units to choose from. To learn more, contact us today or call 716-601-7420.