Winter is coming. It’s already the end of autumn, and the wind is getting chilly. The temperature is cooling down and the freezing weather of the winter season will be coming to you in the blink of an eye. While you are not yet knee deep in ice and snow, get a jump start on the ferocious impacts of the icy weather by preparing your house for the temperature drop ahead. Even if it may be an annoying and bothersome chore, it will help you protect your investment and save your funds.
Heat things up
For those chilly winter nights, prepare your house with an updated heating system for everyone to enjoy cozying up indoors. Tune up your existing heaters to avoid being on the waiting list for repairs in one of the coldest days of the year. If you are looking to buy one, a wall mounted heater has excellent value and amazing features. If you have a fireplace, have a professional clean and inspect the chimney before the first drop of snow.
Hit the roof
Go up to the roof or inspect it from the ground for some damage, and missing or loose shingles which could cause leaks during falling snow and winter’s storms. Check and repair them before the season starts. Call a handyman or roofer for professional help. Don’t forget to check the gutters. The fall season’s top produce are the fallen leaves. Clean your gutters from those leaves, debris, or waste of any kind to ensure water doesn’t go back against it and damage everything.
Watch out for water
Water turns to ice in the winter. This is due to the process called freezing. Turn off all exterior faucets so that the pipes won’t burst due to the expansion of the ice. Disconnect all the hoses, empty them, and store them inside. Drain your whole outdoor irrigation system. Call a professional to do the job to avoid freezing and to make sure there will be no leaks.
Caulk the holes and seal the leaks. Do these to ensure no air can escape into your house to save you from over-spending by over-using your heating system. Caulk and weather-strip each and every one of your doors and windows to prevent drafts of cold air breezing into the comfort of your home. Cover all potential entry spots and don’t neglect the basement.…