Winter is upon us, which means it’s time to make sure your home is ready for the colder temperatures. Preparing your home for this season is one of the best things you can do to ensure you avoid any potential disasters. These three tips will help you get ready!
Check your heating and cooling
It’s recommended to have your heating system inspected by a professional once a year. Even if you’re not having a professional come in, you should still vacuum your vents and other heating components to prepare them for use. If you have a chimney, hire a professional to clean and inspect it to make sure it’s ready for winter use.
Prepare your plumbing
Now that your lawn is going into dormancy for the winter, it’s time to winterize your irrigation system. Use an air compressor for this or shut off your main water valve and run your sprinklers to clear out any remaining water. If you don’t have an irrigation system, disconnect your hoses and store them indoors for the winter. Prep your indoor plumbing by leaving your faucets to drip or wrap problematic ones in heating tape.
Look for leaks
During the winter, you want to keep the warm air in and the cold air out. This is key not only for comfort, but also for energy savings. Check your doors and windows, and seal any cracks where air could leak out. Remember to replace any weather stripping to reduce the potential for drafts.
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