Fall family walkWe've had an early taste of autumn this week, with overnight temperatures dipping down into the 50's here in New York. The reminder that cooler weather is around the corner has me scrambling to finish household projects, especially those that become harder in cold weather. Here's a list of 10 you should aim to finish by summer's end!
1. Pressure wash Areas outside your house such as siding, decks, patios, and walkways can take a beating over the summer from frequent parties or barbecues. Once temperatures drop, water will freeze, making this job impossible.
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2. Install a new thermostat A new thermostat can cut down on heating bills in colder months by helping you heat your home wisely. Make sure to opt for a model with a built-in timer that can cycle off when nobody is home. If you can't stand programming your thermostat, consider the Nest, a 2012 VIP Award winner, which learns your habits over time to automatically program itself.
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