How To: Winterize Your Home

No one likes to admit it, but Winter is coming and now is the best time to start winterizing your home to prepare for the intense cold. These quick and easy tips will keep you warm, lower the cost on your energy bill and reduce the risk of damage to your home!

Caulk Gaps

Caulk any gaps on the exterior of your home such as siding, around windows, doors and pipes.

Got Ceiling Fans? Change Their Direction

Reversing the directions your ceiling fans spin in pushes the hot air up at the ceiling down towards the floor.

Install Storm Doors

Installing storm doors will help seal any drafts your exterior doors may have helping keep cold air out and warm air in.

Use Insulation

Increase the amount of insulation around windows, doors, attic floor and basement ceiling. Ensuring there is enough insulation in your attic will also prevent ice dams from forming on your eaves and gutters.

Clean Your Gutters and Roof

Remove all debris from your roof and gutters. Once all debris has been removed it also allows for you to inspect your roof and gutters properly to see if there’s any damage that needs to be repaired.

Turn off Your Outdoor Faucet’s Water Lines

Winter temperatures can freeze water that is trapped in outdoor faucets, causing a burst pipe. Locate the shutoff valve for your outdoor faucets to turn them off and drain an excess water out of the pipes.

 

Call Aurum Property Care if you need help winterizing your home!

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