The Reliance™️ Fall Home Comfort Checklist

As we all prepare to spend more time indoors after a fabulous summer, this is the perfect opportunity to ensure our homes are ready to keep us comfortable and safe for the cooler – and inevitably colder – weather ahead.

The Fall Home Comfort Checklist is designed to cross every T and dot every I before winter weather hits. Be sure to click the download button so you can have the one-page version handy at home to check off yourself!

1. Turn off your air conditioner and cover your AC condenser

Women adjusting ecobee thermostat


2. Check your furnace filter and change if needed

A person changing an air filter on a high efficiency furnace


3. Turn on your heating system to make sure it’s working

A side-view shot of an Ethiopian man turning down a thermostat in his home.


4. Book a furnace tune up

A young woman is using a laptop comfortably in the living room at home.


5. Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors’ expiry dates and
replace batteries

Young man finger touching new white plastic smoke alarm. Light blue table background. Pastel color. Safety concept. Empty place for text.


6. Clean out your clothes dryer vent

Young woman is removing lint from fluff dust filter of the tumble dryer. Dust and dirt trapped by the clothes dryer filter. Laundry processes


7. Store patio furniture for winter

Two Red Chairs on Patio in the Autumn (New Brunswick Canada)


8. Have your sump pump tested

A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system.


9. Inspect and clean out your gutters and downspouts

Marple leaves in gutter, fall time, horizon format


10. Seal any leaks around windows and doors

Repairman hand installing the windows with gun silicone. closeup


11. Check to see if it’s time to change the filters in any water purification product you have

Women looking at glass


12. Adjust your ceiling fan to spin clockwise for winter

Modern Contemporary Interior Design of Home Office Room


13. Drain your outdoor hose and turn off its water supply

Water flowing out of a garden hose.


14. Rake leaves and clear up fallen branches

Two boys aged 10 carrying bag of autumn leaves for composting.


15. Clean and inspect outdoor lighting and cameras

marble tile playground in the night backyard of mansion with flowerbeds and lawn with ground lamp and lighting in the warm light at dusk in the evening.


16. If you have a wood burning fireplace, have your chimney professionally swept

Legs view of happy family wearing warm socks in front of fireplace - Winter, love and cozy concept - Focus on center grey woolen socks


17. Replace burnt-out lightbulbs

LED light Power saving concept. Asia man changing compact-fluorescent (CFL) bulbs with new bulb.


18. Test your generator if you have one

generac generator outside house in daytime


Have questions about your heating and cooling system, water purification, smart home, air purification, water heaters, green home or generators? Call on Reliance™️ today to schedule time with one of our trusted Home Comfort Advisors. The advisor will assess your home and discuss your needs to find the right solutions for you and your family. Also, be sure to visit our Offers Page to find out the lastest deals!