winterizing your home
It’s chilly outside! That means that it’s time to make sure everything is ready for winter. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that no pipes burst and all bills are low. Not only does winterizing your home keep you warm, but it also helps you save money!
Tips for winterizing your home
It’s getting chilly outside. That means that it’s time to make sure everything is nice and ready for winter. Here are a few tips and tricks to make sure that no pipes burst, and all bills are low. Not only does winterizing your home keep you warm, but it also helps you save money!
Add heavy blinds and curtains to your windows
This will keep cold air from coming inside through the cracks around your windows. You might be surprised how much this step will help cut down on your heating bills.
Drain garden hose and outdoor faucets
This will keep pipes from rupturing. If a faucet and pipes are properly drained, you shouldn’t have to worry about the pipes freezing and having to replace them. This will save you a lot of hassle, and possible flooding.
Put a door sweep on your front door
This keeps cold air from coming inside of your house. It fills the nooks and crannies that allow a lot of cold air inside of the house.
Replace your furnace filter
This allows the air to properly flow without making your furnace work overtime, which drives you bill up.
Turn down your water heater
By this time in the year, your body is used to the cooler temperatures. That means your water doesn’t have to be quite as hot as it normally is for you to warm up. Your water heater temperature should be set at a level where you can hold your hand under the faucet when the water setting is at its hottest. Doing this will save you money by not heating water to such an extreme temperature.
For most people, winterizing their home isn’t something they always remember. These simple things will make a big difference in your winter. Not only will you be warmer, but your wallet will also be happier. We would love to hear any ideas or suggestions you have for winterizing your home.