We are covering some of the important steps to prepare your home for winter both inside and out. There are even a couple of bonus tips.
Take advantage of the great weather to prepare. Better now then when it’s raining or even snowing!
- Clean the gutters or eaves. Who is stuck holding the ladder? Who has to scoop out or blast out the goo?
- Make sure your downspouts are clear AND that you have downspout extensions that carry the water 3-4 feet from the foundation of the home.
- Have your sprinkler system blown out. Turning it off isn’t enough. It’s about $100 for this service.
- Disconnect your hoses and put them away.
- EXTRA CREDIT: Hire a roof inspector to look for damage from the hail storms this past summer. You may be fine, but if there are any weak areas, you want to know now.
- HVAC – get that tuned up. Heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. We use Steel T.
- CHANGE the filters. Tip: Do not overspend on the filters. You won’t notice the difference.
- Change batteries in smoke alarms and CO2 alarms.
- EXTRA CREDIT: Have your chimney swept out to get the build up of creosote cleared out. You also don’t want to drag that past residue back into your house.