Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and holidays are approaching. With autumn here and winter on the way, consider preparing your condo for cooler temperatures and more precipitation. These three tips can help you get started whether you’re a condo owner or renter.
Check your windows for cracks in the glass or seal damage.
Damaged window panes and seals can lead to cold air drafts and more expensive heating bills. Inspect each window in your condominium for damage and consider making repairs, no matter how small, to avoid chilly indoor temperatures and costly utility bills in the months to come.
Put your patio furniture into storage.
Packing away your outdoor furniture can help protect it from the inclement weather so common in the autumn and winter months. A garage or shed can be an excellent place for storing your outdoor cushions and tables until springtime rolls around. If you don’t have access to one or the other, your condo complex may have a shared space available for use.
Check the weatherstripping in your doorways for damage.
Cracked or disintegrated weatherstripping can also lead to drafts and cold spots in your condo, not to mention more costly utility bills. Replacing any damaged weatherstripping before temperatures drop can help keep your utility bills down and your condo home comfortable in colder weather.