Make sure to check your pipes and the insulation around them.
When the temperature drops, open the cabinets around the pipes in your kitchen and bathroom and let facets drip a little but to help keep pipes from freezing.
Apply caulk to your windows to help seal them and reduce unwanted drafts in your home.
Use weather stripping and door sweeps to prevents drafts coming in through your doorways.
Purchase a snow shovel before the first snow to save you time and money. Make sure you also pick up some deicing salts while your at it. If you have a snowblower make sure you get it serviced before the first snow of the year. If you don’t know how to maintain your snowblower call a professional.
Clean your wood stoves and fireplaces of any debris. This includes making sure that there are no nests or animals in your fireplace. If you are not comfortable cleaning out your fireplace please call a professional to clean the debris or remove animals and nests.
Change your filters and purchase a programmable thermostat to help save on heating costs over the winter. Also, make sure that you turn your heat on before the first big chill. It’s easier to get someone out to fix your heat in August than after the first big chill.