Every year when Winter comes around, it poses a threat on your day to day life in your home. There are certain steps you need to take to be sure that your home is ready for Winter. If you neglect to follow through with them, you could have to pay the price later, and it will not be cheap.
The best time to start preparing your home for Winter is early Fall. It is most ideal to have your home winterized before it gets to 20 degrees or below. This will give you peace of mind that your home will be taken care of. It will also allow you to not have to worry about frozen pipes, or other problems in the middle of Winter. There are many different steps for winterization depending on your home. Your usual plumber should be able to provide the proper process to go through when getting ready for Winter.
You should maintenance your HVAC system before winter comes. This involves replacing your air filter, clean your heating vents, and preparing your A/C vents for winter. This is just another step you should take to ensure your home is ready for anything Winter can throw at you.
Inspecting your fireplace, chimney, and flue is a very important step in ensuring your home is ready for winter. Many people love turning the fireplace on during the winter to keep warm. But if you haven’t used your fireplace all year long, it is a good idea to be sure there is nothing obstructing the chimney. There are many companies you will be able to find locally that will ensure your chimney is safe for winter.
Winterizing your pipes is the most important step in winterizing your home. Neglecting to winterize your pipes will have the most expensive price to pay. Having frozen pipes can cause the most damage, and will take long time to fix. To winterize your pipes you need to insulate your exposed pipes, clear your sprinkler system, and prepare your exterior faucets. Make an appointment with your plumber to receive help prepare your pipes for winter. When water freezes, it expands. If the water in your pipes freezes, it expands, and cracks your pipes, resulting in expensive damage.
Being sure that your insulation in your home is ready for winter will ensure warmth, and protect your interior pipes as well. Your insulation also protects some of your interior piping. This can help avoid frozen pipes, and save you loads of money this Winter.