Changing Seasons: Get Your Home Ready for Cold Weather

The cold weather is quickly approaching, and we know you are excited for cozy nights at home with your family. However, before you kick back and relax, there are certain things you should do to prepare your home for these upcoming colder months. Take a look at the list below.

Remove Debris from Gutters

From leaves to sticks and dirt, your gutters can fill up quickly especially during the autumn months. You should prioritize cleaning out your gutters and inspect for any problems that may prevent your home drainage system from operating efficiently.

Clean Fireplace

Before using your fireplace, have it professionally cleaned along with the chimney. By doing this early in the autumn months, it will allow a professional to identify and repair any problems before you are ready to use it for the colder months. A clean, well-maintained fireplace and chimney will help keep you and your family cozy while operating safely and efficiently.

Check Doors and Windows

Don’t let the warm air in your home escape through easily repaired broken seals around doors or windows. You should check all windows and doors throughout your home to see if there are any drafts and repair as needed. If you do have warm air escaping, it will cost you additional money throughout the winter. Save money and stay warmer by addressing those problems before it really gets cold.

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