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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

Woman using air conditioner

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 a man turning down a thermostat in his home

4. Book a Furnace Tune Up

Woman using laptop in home

5. Check Your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors’ Expiry Dates and Replace Batteries

Finger touching new white plastic smoke alarm against a light blue background

6. Clean Out Your Clothes Dryer Vent

Woman removing lint from fluff dust filter of the tumble dryer

7. Store Patio Furniture for Winter

Two Red Chairs on Patio in the Autumn

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

Leaves in gutter in the fall time

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

Man and woman sitting at a kitchen island looking at a glass of water from their tap

12. Adjust Your Ceiling Fan to Spin Clockwise for Winter

Room with a ceiling fan

13. Drain Your Outdoor Hose and Turn Off Its Water Supply

Garden Hose with Flowing Water

14. Rake Leaves and Clear Up Fallen Branches

Little boys collecting 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 family wearing warm socks in front of fireplace

17. Replace Burnt-Out Lightbulbs

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

18. Test Your Generator If You Have One

Generator outside of house

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 latest deals!

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