5 Ways to get Your Home Ready for Winter
Winter is upon us, but it's not too late to get your home ready for the cold weather! With only a few simple tasks, you can make sure that your home is warm and inviting when winter arrives. Read on below to learn five things you should do to get your home prepared for fall and winter.
1. Check the Caulking Around Your Windows & Doors
One of the most important steps you can take to get your home ready for winter is to check the caulk around all of the windows and doors in your house. Even if there don't appear to be any cracks, winter pressure can cause them to shift ever so slightly, allowing cold air into your house. Checking the caulking around your windows and doors will help to ensure that you're not wasting money heating unnecessary spaces before winter arrives!
2. Protect Your Car from Winter Weather
If you leave your car outside for any period of time, it's a good idea to use a cover or protect it in other ways so that it doesn't get damaged during the harsh weather of winter. If possible, try to park your car in a garage or in some other covered area that will help to protect it from wind and snow.
3. Schedule Annual Heating System Maintenance
If you haven't already, take this time to schedule an annual heating system tuneup with a professional technician. Caring for your heating system in the fall can help to prevent discomfort, high utility bills, or other problems during winter. The technician will make sure that all of your heating system components are working well and will also perform a safety check.
4. Check Your Fireplace & Chimney
Even if you don't use your fireplace very often, it's important to make sure that it's ready for the winter season. Sweep out your fireplace before turning it on, and make sure that the area around your chimney is clean and clear of any debris that could cause problems with burning or smoke flow.
5. Check Your Roof & Gutters
This one is easiest and safest to do before there's snow on your roof. Take time to inspect your roof and gutters. Remove any leaves, twigs, or other objects that could cause damage to your roof during winter storms. Also make sure that your gutters are clear of any clogs and securely attached to prevent water damage to the exterior of your house.
These are just a few of the things you can do to get your home ready for winter. If you don't have time or money to complete everything on this list, no worries! Just be sure to check the most important items first, like your gutters and exterior. If you follow these tips, your house will be warm and cozy when the chilly weather arrives.
And if you need any help with preparing your home or keeping it warm this winter, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We would be happy to assist you with all of your HVAC needs!