Winterizing your home is essential to avoid higher energy costs and damage caused by cold weather and snow. Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Install weather stripping around windows and doors to help keep out drafts.
- Insulate your attic, walls, and floors to keep warm air inside and cold air out.
- Install storm windows or cover your existing windows with plastic to provide an extra layer of insulation.
- Drain and store outdoor hoses and shut off the water supply to outdoor faucets to prevent pipes from freezing.
- Service your heating system and change the air filters to ensure it operates efficiently.
- Install a programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature in your home automatically. Keep your heat on even when out of town to avoid freezing pipes which can burst.
- Keep your fireplace clean and in good working condition.
- Clear gutters and downspouts of debris to prevent ice dams from forming
Winterizing your home can not only keep your home comfortable so that you can weather the season but can also help you avoid potential costly damages to your property. For more information or if you have a property loss and need to contact a public adjustor, contact our office closest to you by clicking here.