‘Tis the Season.. To Winterize Your Home
Taking the time to prepare your home for the cold weather is a great way to protect your investment and save money now and in the long run. Here are just a few tips to keep you and your home cozy this winter:
- Clean your gutters to prevent water from building up and freezing.
- Keep out the cold air by sealing the areas around windows and doors.
- Caulk gaps, cracks or holes if necessary.
- Clean your heating ducts and change your furnace filters.
- Trim trees and remove dead branches to prevent ice buildup, which could cause damage to your home, surrounding property or power lines.
- Prevent frozen water pipes by draining and insulating them. Keep your heat running, even when you're away from home.
- Insulate. Since warm air rises, start by making sure your attic is protected.
- Foolproof your fireplace. Clean the chimney, ensure the damper opens and closes properly and have plenty of firewood on hand for all those chilly winter nights!
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