Do you know how to prepare your home for winter? If you’re still holding on to fall, it’s time to dig in and prep for cooler temps. And you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got four winterizing your home tips you can get started on now.
Tip #1: Clean the Gutters
Making sure your gutters are clear is the best way to ensure you don’t end up with a leak in your attic with all the winter moisture. Clogged gutters can lead to ice dams and water damage in and around your home.
Tip #2: Keep the Cold Out
Sealing windows and door frames is a great way to protect your home and keep the cold air out and the warm air in. Use caulk and weather stripping to prevent drafts and increase your energy efficiency.
Tip #3: Bring in Summer Gear
If you have outdoor furniture and gear susceptible to cold weather, now is the time to bring it indoors. Furniture cushions, rugs, decorations, kids’ toys, and lawn games are all items that should spend the winter in storage or the garage.
Tip #4: Maintain Your HVAC System
Your heating and air conditioning system needs service twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, to continue to function well. Now is a great time for fall maintenance to ensure your furnace or heating system is ready to get to work once the cooler temperatures arrive. Inspecting, cleaning, calibrating, and testing the equipment by an HVAC technician will help it keep you warm all winter long.
Winterizing best practices should always include HVAC maintenance. Contact H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling to schedule your fall service with the most reliable team in the area.