Is Your Home Ready for the Bitter Cold?

It’s almost that time of year!

Time to make the rounds at your house and make sure that it’s ready to withstand the colder temperatures ahead.

Cover the basics.

If you’re going into the winter months without making sure that your home is properly insulated and your basement and crawlspace pipes have been sufficiently wrapped, you should expect to run into some winter trouble.

We recommend finding a good checklist, like this one here, and making sure you’ve covered all the basics.  

Get your ventilation inspected.

Proper ventilation is crucial when it comes to effectively keeping your home comfortable despite inclement weather.

Even more importantly, a well-ventilated home lessens your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Gas stoves and furnaces can be sources of carbon monoxide if left unchecked. That’s why we recommend installing carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your house.

Make sure your furnace is in tip-top shape.

The furnace is your best friend during harsh winter months, but it can quickly become your worst enemy if it stops working. Make sure that you have the best furnace for your home and that it has been inspected before it starts working overtime.

One way to make sure that your furnace doesn’t get overworked is to make sure your furnace filters have been changed. Learn more about how to take care of your furnace filters here!

Consider the possibility of an outage.

You never know when you’re going to have a severe ice storm that knocks out the power on your block. Being prepared with the right generator for your home makes all the difference in the world! Check out last month’s blog on being severe-weather-ready right here.

Want help making sure your home is winter-ready?

Call us to schedule your winter maintenance appointment today!

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