Now that the warm summer months are behind us, it’s time to get prepare for winter. Regardless of whether you expect to see sub-zero temperatures this season or you live in one of the warmer climates, preparing your home for colder weather can save you money and hassle this winter. On average, Asheville NC will have highs in the 50’s and lows in the low 30’s during the winter months.
So, along with digging out all of your favorite fall sweaters, take a weekend and prepare your home for the cold weather to come. Here are our tips for getting your home ready for winter.
Fall is a great time to seal drafts in the home which can lead to a drain on energy. Check around doors and windows and replace worn weather stripping and caulking. If you use your fireplace for warmth during winter, this is the right time to have the chimney cleaned and checked for safety. Arrange a furnace tune-up, complete with replacing the filter and vacuuming the vents to make sure you are warming your home efficiently.
Before the chill turns to freezing, head to your yard to winterize the exterior of your home. Check gutters for clogged leaves and other debris and examine the roof and siding for any repairs which could create leaks or drafts in the cold. As the gardening season is at its end, drain water from outdoor faucets and garden hoses. Make sure the sprinkler system is off and reinforce any exposed pipes which could burst with the cold temperatures.
Fall is here! Along with the smell of holiday baking and falling leaves, you can ensure your home is ready for winter by taking a few simple steps now to prepare. Save energy and the hassle of an unexpected repair by getting some routine maintenance done before the cold months come.
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