Here are some tips on things to do to your home in the winter:Winterize Your Home:· Insulate doors and windows to prevent drafts.·
Winter is a season that brings its own set of challenges and opportunities for homeowners.
Dated: January 24 2024
Here are some tips on things to do to your home in the winter:
· Insulate doors and windows to prevent drafts.
· Seal any gaps or cracks in walls, windows, and doors to keep the cold air out and the warm air in.
· Ensure that your home is adequately insulated, including the attic and basement.
· Have your heating system inspected and serviced by a professional.
· Replace furnace filters regularly to ensure efficient heating.
· Consider using a programmable thermostat to regulate temperature and save energy.
· Insulate exposed pipes to prevent freezing and potential bursts.
· Keep a slow trickle of water running through faucets during extremely cold nights.
· Know the location of your main water shut-off valve in case of emergencies.
· Remove leaves and debris from gutters to prevent ice dams and water damage.
· Ensure that downspouts are directing water away from the foundation.
· Inspect the roof for any damaged or missing shingles.
· Trim overhanging branches to prevent ice and snow buildup.
· Continue regular lawn care, including raking leaves and removing debris.
· Consider applying winter fertilizer to promote a healthy lawn in the spring.
· Ensure your snow removal equipment (shovels, snow blowers) is in good working condition.
· Stock up on ice melt or sand to prevent slippery walkways.
· Check for drafts around windows and doors; add weatherstripping if necessary.
· Consider using draft stoppers at the base of doors.
· Assemble an emergency kit with essentials like flashlights, batteries, blankets, and non-perishable food items.
· Have a backup power source, such as a generator or portable power bank.
· Service and store outdoor equipment like lawnmowers and trimmers.
· Cover and store patio furniture to protect it from winter weather.
· Have your chimney inspected and cleaned before using the fireplace.
· Stock up on firewood if you have a wood-burning fireplace.
· Ensure that outdoor lighting is working properly.
· Consider installing motion-sensor lights for enhanced security.
· Taking these steps will help ensure your home is prepared for the winter season, keeping it comfortable, safe, and well-maintained.
Taking these steps will help ensure your home is prepared for the winter season, keeping it comfortable, safe, and well-maintained.
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