Get Ready For The Cold: What You Should Do Around The Home During Fall

Get Ready For The Cold: What You Should Do Around The Home During Fall
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    As the leaves outside your window begin to change colors, you know colder weather cannot be far behind.

    This is the best time to get your home ready for the coming onslaught.

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You want to ensure your home stays warm without costing you a small fortune. Here are some things to consider when weather-proofing your home.

Insulation

Open your attic and step into your closets that face outside walls to see if they are too hot or too cold. These are areas where you can loose a lot of climate-controlled air. It might be a matter of adding insulation to keep your warmth in the house during the winter months.

New Windows

Fall is a great time to replace your old windows with new energy efficient windows. Each year, new technology and manufacturing techniques make windows better insulators for your home. Older windows might not be more protection against the cold than leaving them open.

Furnace Inspection

This is a great time of year to have your furnace serviced. A professional technician will come to your home to clean your furnace and replace your air filters. They will calibrate your thermostat and recommend any repairs that need to be made ahead of the heating season.

Chimney Sweep

Yes, your chimney does need to be cleaned routinely. Having your chimney cleaned will lower your risk of an accidental fire. You will want your fireplace to be in prime working condition during the winter months for added warmth for your home.

Drain Cleaning

There is a special risk to your pipes during the winter months. You do not want your pipes to burst due to freezing weather. Cleaning your pipes and drains will ensure there is not a build up of dirt and debris in your pipes to create more issues. Take steps to prevent your pipes from breaking and freezing before it causes a problem in your home.

Gutter Cleaning

In the winter months, snow and ice can lead to a problem for your roof and gutters, if water does not have any easy escape route, when it begins to melt. Having your gutters cleaned out will rid them of any clogs and build up of fallen leaves and identify any repair that needs to be done.

Weathering the winter months is just a matter of preparation and planning. These tips will help you save money on your heating cost and the possibility of expensive repairs if problems are left unnoticed or repaired. With winter just around the corner, this is the best time to take care of these tasks.

Informational credit to Five Star Windows Inc.

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