Hear that? It’s the cool winter breeze fast approaching. And depending on where you’re located, you’ll need to stay warm during the colder seasons.
That’s why we put together some winterization tips to make your home comfortable as winter comes.
Check Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detector Batteries
Ironic as it may sound, house fires happen more frequently during winter compared to other seasons. Internal heating equipment is the main culprit here, as more homeowners use it to warm their houses.
Protect your home from potential fire risks by checking your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. While it’s advised to replace the batteries monthly, take extra time to place new ones before winter.
Stop Cold Air From Entering Your Home
Late fall is the time to start doing something about any cold breezes you feel inside the house. Checking and repairing caulking around windows and doors is a good first step. Don’t forget to take a look at the air vents and place insulation if needed.
Also, check the weather stripping on windows and doors. Install new ones if the current strips are either broken or worn out. Take time to seal any cracks you find in your foundation walls as well.
Preventing cold air from entering your home during the winter not only keeps your family warm but also helps lower power bills as you’re not using that much energy to stay warm.
Prevent Frozen Pipes
Frozen pipes can break and burst, raising repair costs and water expenses. Here are a few winterization steps that you can do to prevent that from happening.
If you have faucets in a cold space like a garage, let them drip slightly. Running water usually won’t freeze. You can also leave cabinets open to let air circulate or install pipe wraps and insulation fittings.
Don’t let your temperature drop any lower than 55°F if you won’t be home for some time. Set it even higher if you want to be on the safe side.
In the event that pipes freeze during the winter, don’t use fire or torches to heat them up. Instead, use blow dryers or sources of indirect heat to increase the temperature.
Don’t Fret as Winter Comes
Spend your winter months mesmerized by the falling snowflakes rather than worrying about the cold. Let these winterization tips prepare your home, so you can make the most of your time.
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