Learn how to prepare your home for the winter season
With winter around the corner, we start planning shopping sprees, parties and having the family over. With all the festivities and commotion, it could be very easy to forget to get the house ready for the cold months ahead
Follow these steps and have your home ready in no time
1. Energy Efficiency = Saving Money
With the furnace working harder, remember to change your furnace filter every month. Keeping the filter clean and fresh, helps the furnace work easier and consume less energy.
You should also check for air leaks in your house. You want to keep the warm air trapped inside the house for as long as possible, so make sure windows are sealed and your home is properly insulated.
2. Protect the Pipes from Freezing
Any metal or plastic pipe that is exposed to cold temperatures could freeze at extreme temperatures. Make sure they are insulated and the water is constantly running through them to avoid freezing and bursting.
3. Decorate Safely
‘Tis the season to be festive and decorate the house. However, make sure the wires and lights are in good condition before turning them on. Also, if you use extension cords outside, make sure the connections are safe and free from moisture and water. After all, you put a lot of effort in making your house look amazing, and we want to help you keep it that way.
4. Inspect your Furnace
Make sure your heater is working well ahead of time. Even is winter and cold temperatures sneak up on you, make sure that your furnace is ready to keep your home warm and cozy.
5. Prepare for Blackouts
If you live in an area susceptible to winter storms, you may know by now that you can lose power because of the snow. You may want to consider a generator and having flashlights, water and warm clothes and blankets ready for these events.