Whether you need new clothes, blankets, self-storage, or more, here are some tips on how to get your house ready for the winter
Winter is just around the corner which means it’s time for cold weather and time to bust out snow clothes and skis from self-storage. If you are lucky and live in a place with nice year-round weather, you may not even notice much. But if you live anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, winters can be harsh, especially if your house is not ready for them. Here are some easy ways you can get your house ready for winter.
Inspect Your Heating System
Many people see their heating costs balloon during the winter. One cause of this may be that your heating system is not working as efficiently as possible. Consider scheduling a technician to tune up your house heating system so you know it’s running as well as it can. Climate controlled self storage units can be a great place to store items that may be damaged by cold.
Clean the Gutters
Make sure you take time to clean out your gutters from all the leaves, dirt, and debris that accumulated in the fall. Clogged gutters in the winter can lead to ice dams, which can cause water backflow that damages your walls, ceiling, and foundation.
Seal Window and Doors
You should also consider going around your house sealing drafty windows and doors with caulk. You should reapply a sealant if the gap between the window or door frame and the exterior is less than the width of a nickel. Drafty windows and doors make it cold and raise your heating costs.
Restock Winter Essentials
You should not wait for the first snow to buy winter essentials. Before the cold sets in, make sure you have the proper clothing like mitts and a heavy coat, and also make sure you have supplies like ice melt, a snow shovel, or salt for your driveway and walkways.
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