You’ve put a lot of effort into making your home as attractive and livable as possible. Now is the time for winter preparation to keep your home in top shape through the colder months. The following provides tips for getting your custom home ready for the winter.
1. Check Heating System & Replace Air Filters
Have a heating and cooling specialist inspect your heat pump and furnace. For a modest cost a technician can make sure your heating system is running efficiently and you’ll save money throughout the winter season. This is also the time to replace filters that are dirty or worn out.
2. Get the Chimney in Order
If you have a chimney it’s time to clean out old ashes and have the chimney swept. Make sure to keep the flue closed when the fireplace isn’t being used.
3. Caulk Windows and Doors
An enormous amount of heat can be lost through doors and windows. Filling cracks and holes can limit the amount of heat that is lost and the cold air that comes in. This is also a good time to update to heavier curtains.
4. Inspect the Roof
Use a pair of binoculars to closely inspect the areas of your roof. Look for any holes or broken tiles. It’s also recommended to remove branches hanging over the roof that could get weighed down with ice and fall on the house.
5. Buy Cold Weather Essentials
It’s important to stock up on certain supplies in case of severe weather or if the power would go out. Shovels, blankets, and flashlights are a few basic supplies every homeowner should have. Batteries and a few days of extra food should also be included.
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