Tips For Winterizing Your Home
Home Tips for November 2015
As temperatures drop, it’s important to remember that repairs and improvements are intricate to your heating bill and your family’s safety. Below are a few tips for checking your home.
- Clean your furnace. It is recommended to replace or clean your furnace filters every month to guarantee it is running perfectly. In addition, your heating system should be serviced every year and consider updating it to an energy efficient one that includes a digital thermostat.
- Check your spaces. Warm air loves to escape during the cold winter months, if you think it’s happening, you should add more insulation to those areas. Perfect place to check for those escape routes are air ducts, doors, windows, trim, and vents.
- Inspect your roof. Whether it’s gutters you need to check for leaves or other debris, remember, if the water moves away from your home it won’t freeze and become weight on your roof.
- Storage Areas. Check your basement, storage rooms, even the laundry for dampness on the floor or on the walls. Make sure to test your sump pump as well. Your dryer vents need to be checked regularly as well. Remember lint is flammable!
Sometimes the smallest improvements or check-ups can make a huge difference! Heating costs can be lowered and you can add to the longevity of your home. Make sure to stay one step ahead of the cold temperatures now and prep for what it can bring your way.
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