A few items to make sure you check are:
1. The chimney - Make sure to inspect your chimney annually for creosote build up. Creosote accumulates in your chimney and can cause a disastrous fire, even if you don't use your fireplace frequently.
2. Inspect your furnace - Have your furnace inspected each fall by a professional, before the heating season begins.
3. Furnace filter - make sure your filter is clean. A clogged filter makes it harder to keep your house warm, increasing your utility bill. In addition, a dirty filter can't trap all the dust in your air, thereby increasing the amount of time you have to spend dusting your furniture!
If you have any questions about fall home maintenance, you can trust the professionals at Sams Brothers, Inc. Contact us, we'd be happy to help!