With the change in weather many homeowners are scrambling to prepare their homes for upcoming winter changes. Cold weather can negatively impact a house, but these effects can be lessened with proper planning. Often, we don’t think about these simple fixes until it’s mid February and just the thought of working outdoors sends a shiver down your spine. Here are some quick fixes you can use to prepare your home for the rest of winter!
1. Check Visible Pipes
2. Conserve Energy
During the warmer months, our heaters and furnaces go relatively unused and forgotten. Small leaks in pipes, or lack of overall unit performance could be costing you money on utility bills. Having your heater or duct work inspected could help reduce energy consumption during colder months. Chimneys can also be cleaned for improving performance of your heating system. If your heating system is running properly, it would be advantageous to also check doors and windows for cracks or leaks. Small gaps in windows or doors can lead to big utility bills. Seal these gaps with caulking or repairing your door with weather stripping.
3. Winter Tools
Don’t neglect the importance of having proper winter tools ready for when bad weather strikes. Rock salt for icy walkways, snow shovel for those powdery days, or even better outdoor lighting can benefit homeowners during winter months. With these tools readily available, homeowners can better tackle the problems winter throws their way. If you need help installing outdoor lighting we can help with that.
4. Check Gutters & Roofing
With these tips homeowners can be better prepared to take winter head-on. If these tips sound like a great idea, but you don’t know where to get started; fill out my free work estimate and I’ll be glad to help you prepare for winter.