WINTERIZING YOUR HOME


  • EASY and PRACTICAL STEPS TO ENSURE A COMFORTABLE and HASSLE-FREE WINTER
  • 1) CLEAN THOSE GUTTERS

make sure to remove fall leaves and other debris,give the gutters a hosing down so that winter's rain and melting snow can drain efficiently~look for leaks and misaligned pipes making sure the downspouts are carrying water away from the foundation where it could cause flooding or other water damage.

  • 2) BLOCK LEAKS

walk around the house on a windy day with matches to determine drafty outlets and gaping exposure around doors to the outside and then insulate all culprits.

  • 3) ADD INSULATION

adding insulation to attic where it is needed will save you money.

  • 4) CHECK THE FURNACE

have your furnace checked and serviced, and change filters monthly.

  • 5) GET YOUR DUCTS IN A ROW

vacuum your ducts and repair and insulate gaps where heat escapes.

  • 6) FACE YOUR WINDOWS

update to more efficient windows if not possible use a window insulator kit.

  • 7) CHIMNEY SWEEP

have your chimney swept and inspected~keep the chimney's damper closed when not in use, same as wood stoves.

  • 8) REVERSE CEILING FANS

by reversing the fan, it will push warm air downward and force it to re-circulate.

  • 9) WRAP UP THOSE PIPES

wrap them with pre-molded foam rubber sleeves or fibreglass insulation.

  • 10) SMOKE DETECTORS

check the smoke alarms and have at least one carbon-monoxide detector.

By doing all these things your winter season will be smooth sailing and you'll save money!

 

 

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