Last week we had to take a short hiatus, but this week we are back at it with some great tips to winterize your home.
If you haven’t noticed already (weird), but it’s starting to feel colder and more leaves are falling. You may not even think about it, but winter can be a hard time on your home and on your energy costs.
Before the frosty air of winter sets in try some of these great ideas from the Kiplinger finance website. The slideshow article is called 15 Ways to Prepare your Home for Winter.
In the article, the writer introduces a whole list of great tips to protect you and your home from the cold and possibly save extra money on heating. Some of my favorite tips are:
- Reverse the ceiling fan: changing the fan to run in the proper direction creates an updraft and will bring that risen warm air to the floor.
- Scan the roof: check for damaged shingles or loose flashing where water can seep in and freeze.
- Turn of exterior hoses and drain faucets: any water sitting in exposed hoses can freeze and burst. Especially damaging to irrigation systems.
- Test your sump: if the autumn has been dry then add a couple of gallons to the sump pump and see if it kicks on. As snow slowly melts, you don’t want it creeping into your basement.
Check out the article for more great tips. Which one do find most helpful for your home?