Fall is in full swing, and winter is right around the corner. Is your home ready?
Complete the items on this checklist to prepare your home for winter.
Caulk caulk around your windows and doors. Doing so helps to prevent heat from escaping. When there are openings such as these, water can get inside and freeze which is likely to result in cracks and mold.
Reverse your ceiling fan to redistribute warm air from the ceiling.
Remove your lawn faucets and hoses after every use to avoid freezing.
Insulate the water heater and pipes using pre-slit pipe foam and a water heater blanket. If your heater and pipes are warm to the touch, that means they are losing heat.
Get your Furnace serviced for fall, and change the filter. A dirty filter can affect the quality of air in your home, and reduce the effectiveness of the HVAC system. Calling a professional is the best way to assure that your furnace is ready for winter.
Cover your air conditioner with an approved tarp or plastic air conditioner cover. If you have window air conditioning, remove the units and store properly.
What items are on your ‘get ready for winter’ checklist?
Contributing source: bobvilla.com