Don't forget to prepare your home for Winter!

Posted by Tamara Williams on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at 11:03am.

Being a homeowner means taking care of your home through every season. We have made it easy to know exactly what you need to do to prepare your home for winter with this simple checklist:

Winterizing your home

Heating

  • Test all systems
  • Clean any debris around units
  • Change Filters
  • Reverse Ceiling Fans
  • Program thermostat to regulate temperatures when you are not home

Fireplace

  • Clean & check dampers
  • Stock up on firewood
  • Inspect your chimney cap
  • Ensure you have a fire extinguisher nearby

Insulation

  • Look for drafts
  • Apply caulk/weather stripping where needed
  • Remove & store window AC unites
  • Seal off crawl space

Plumbing

  • Winterize sprinkler systems
  • Turn off outdoor spigots
  • Detach & drain hoses
  • Insulate pipes & faucets
  • Turn down your water heater

Exterior

  • Winterize and store lawn equipment, outdoor furniture, and grills
  • Prepare ice melt, sand, snow, shovels, and car scrapers
  • Inspect roof for damage
  • Clean out gutters

Other

  • Test and replace batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Bring plants and delicate trees indoors
  • Replace old fire extinguishers

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