As the summer slowly but surely turns into fall it is time to take care of a few things around the house now to be sure you are ready.
Firstly this is a good time to get that furnace serviced. A good cleaning and inspection will make sure that your furnace is operating as efficiently as possible and will last for many years to come. Many furnace companies offer service contracts that for a fixed fee offer service and basic maintenance at this time each year.
This is a great time of year to either clean your chimney or have someone do it for you. With any wood burning appliance chimney cleaning is essential and in many cases can easily be done by the homeowner. Right now the weather is warm enough that a trip up on the roof can be handled safely.
This is also a good time to test out the snow blower. i know that you don’t really want to think about snow right now but if it requires servicing, now is a much better time to find that out than when the first big storm hits. Better to check everything is running smoothly before you end up breaking out the shovels!