We burn wood for heat but have a forced air furnace with duct vents in all the rooms. Nobody ever mentioned not to shut off vents in unused rooms when we built our home nine years ago .. and now I've heard/read twice recently that this can damage the duct-work. So, to be on the safe side ... we will have the heating/AC system inspected.
The driveway has been resealed as well as the exposed aggregate concrete patios and walkways. All cracks have been filled to help prevent expansion from freezing temps and water seepage.
The freezers are filling with locally farmed meats. Storage shelves are filling up for extra measure.
Our hope is to even get the exterior trim and front door painted before too long. Hopefully our painter still has us on his schedule.
A home is a huge investment and letting it get run down can devalue it if repairs start piling up.
After our heat filled dry, drought-ish summer, I'm actually looking forward to cooler temps.
I'll leave you with this 'fun' to watch website .. not really having to do with winterizing, but it's a good resource if you like historical cooking techniques, food preparation, food preservation, etc.
Jas Townsend & Son