Winter home maintenance

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


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


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


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


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


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


  • 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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