Winter is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to prepare your home for the cold weather. Taking the necessary steps to prep your home for winter can prevent damage and help you save money. For tips for getting your home ready for winter, just keep reading.
The first thing to do when winter approaches are to protect your pipes. Water expands as it freezes, which means pipes with water inside can burst. Protect your pipes by making sure they are crack-free and warm all winter.
Next, check the heat. Make sure your furnace and blowers are operating as they should before it’s time to turn on the heat. This way, you can be sure everything is running right before heat is necessary.
Don’t forget to maintain the exterior of your home when winter approaches. If you have any lawn equipment, clean and store this equipment after tending to your yard in the fall. Any gas-powered equipment, such as mowers, trimmers, tillers, or chippers, can benefit from being stored away in the winter.
Your fireplace and your chimney need to be tended to before winter. A professional chimney sweep can clean out the soot and debris in your chimney to prevent any accidental fires.
To keep the cold out, seal your doors and windows with caulk. The nooks and crannies of your entryways can let in the cold. This cold can cause you to turn up your heat, which costs money. Sealing cracks can reduce your need to crank the heat, which can save you money and keep you warm all winter long.
Follow these tips to prep your home for winter. If you’re in need of some assistance when prepping your home for winter, reach out to Noah Construction and Builders. We can help you get your home ready for winter or we can remodel your home. Reach out to us by giving us a call at (631) 750-2837 today!