Right now is the perfect time to get a few things done around your home to get ready for winter and cooler weather, for instance you should:

Check your attic insulation – if you have blown-in fiberglass insulation you really need about 20 inches to be running at full effectiveness.  Stick your head up in your attic and check yours.  Here’s a secret –added insulation will help you stay cooler in the summer too - shhhhh, don't tell anyone - it's a secret.

Oh, and while you’re at it have your furnace tuned up.  You can get a professional hvac company to keep both your furnace and your a/c tuned up for under $170 a YEAR.  At the very least go down and change your filter.  That's right, when the game goes to a commercial get up and change your filter.  You can get it done before the next play.

In fact I will make you a deal - if you miss the next play I will have them run a replay of the play you missed.  Promise.

One more easy one – especially if you live over a crawlspace, go under there and insulate your pipes.  They make foam insulation to wrap around the pipes.  Very easy.  So easy in fact a child could do it.  If you have any of those, I recommend you get one to do it.  Make a game out of it.  See how many pipes they can insulate before the pizza guy shows up.

Do it.   NOW.