After a short but nice summer, winter is finally approaching and some parts of the country it’s already here. Though the heavy snowfall hasn’t fallen quite yet, it certainly is approaching rapidly. Because the winter is on its way, as a homeowner, it’s important to start preparing your property.
If you don’t adequately prepare your home for the winter, you and your family will be extremely uncomfortable all winter long, and you’ll likely be wasting a significant amount of money on various aspects of your property.
Here are some excellent tips for preparing your home for the upcoming winter:
- Purchase some new HVAC units — You might need to replace your home’s heating systems if they are more than 12 to 15 years old. Keep an eye out for the machine cycling on and off irregularly, any strange sounds coming from it, or if it doesn’t supply sufficient warmth. If your home’s HVAC units aren’t old or damaged, you’re in for a rough winter. New HVAC units can help keep your warm nice and warm during those brutal December nights and will save you a significant amount of money.
- Install weatherstripping — Since cold leaks can ruin your energy bills, you should regularly inspect your home’s exterior doors for various leaks. Seal a drafty window or door by installing felt weatherstripping or film indie the frame. Additionally, you should repair any broken joints or cracks in the walkways, steps, and stonework on your property, as well. It’s recommended to talk to a professional for installation instructions and correct products.
- Clean out all your gutters — Clear gutters help drain water away from your roof and your house. If your gutters are clogged, especially during the winter, they are much more likely to freeze. Frozen gutters can cause all kinds of damaging and costly issues. Before the winter comes and every few weeks afterward, take some time to clear out your gutters.
If you’re in need of HVAC repair services, general HVAC services, or want to purchase a quality new HVAC unit, give Precision Plumbing a call right away.