Getting your home Ready for winter

 The snap of the cool fall air is upon us, reminding us that winter is just around the corner.  It is a great time to get our homes ready for the cold winter months. Here are a few tips that will definitely help keep our castles warmer while being cost efficient.


Getting your furnace checked and cleaned annually will help prevent any unwanted maintenance cost . Changing the furnace  will help circulate warmer air through the home more efficiantly. Cleaning your duct works will also help ensure the air in your home is clean and keep the allergens down.


Unclogging and cleaning out all the eve troughs and gutters around the house will help keep the ice and snow that is melting in the winter away from your home. Doing a little maintenance can go along way by fixing cracks and replacing parts of your evletroughts and down spouts. This will help pervent foundation damage further down the roads from the moisture.


Checking the weather stripping around the windows and doors and replacing old degenerated stripping will keep heat from escape in the winter time. By putting storm doors  on your outside doors this  will also help continue you to save heat, energy and money.



 Make sure the outside water valves are drained and turned off from the inside. Winterize all underground sprinklers. Pick up anything that you don't  want to get covered in snow.  Replace any siding that might be broken . If you live in the country putting moth balls,  under your deck and stairs will help keep all those little unwanted critter away that might make a nest for the winter for example skunks and raccoons.


I hope that these tips will help you and your family enjoy the winter months, stress free.



Martin Darknell 




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Martin Darknell

Martin Darknell

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