Time to winterize your home

Many must-do projects, such as caulking, cleaning gutters, adding insulation or preparing emergency kits, will make your home more energy-efficient, help prevent weather damage and make things easier should the power go out.

It is never too early to save energy and save money at home whether it’s choosing energy-efficient products, sealing air and duct leaks, or adding insulation. Many winterizing projects like caulking can be done by the homeowner; others such as checking the heating system usually require a professional.

Here is a quick list of things you can do to keep your home warm, safe and save you up to 20% on your monthly bill.

  1. Very important to remember to turn off your Outdoor faucets! This will prevent the pipe from freezing.
  2. Check to be sure airways, chimneys and gutters aren't plugged and are cleaned.
  3. Create an Emergeny kit including batteries, flashlights, candles, blankets etc in case there is a power outtage.
  4. Be sure your heating is working propertly regardless of what heating system you use and ensure you furnace filter is cleaned or changed.
  5. Insulating your pipes, attics, floors and other areas can not only keep your home warmer but save you a ton of money!
  6. If you have older windows and cannot afford to get new ones, buying plastic sheeting to put on your windows helps to block cold winter drafts.  Another way to keep the heat in through your windows is to buy insulated curtains!

Winter in Edmonton can get very chilly. These tips to winterize your home will make your nights more enjoyable to snuggle up with a warm cup of cocoa.

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Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark

CENTURY 21 A.L.L. Stars Realty Ltd.
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