Fall is upon us and winter is right around the corner. If you have not started, now is the time to prepare your home for the change of seasons. We recommend sealing your windows and doors as a start. But there are other items you should pay attention to before winter is here.
This article from WPL Interior Design highlights 7 different items you should take care of now to prepare for winter. After reading the article, please give us a call with any questions you have. Please enjoy.
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As evidenced by the ads for pumpkin spice everything and the widened Halloween candy selection at the grocery store, Fall is finally upon us. Even though we are just beginning the cooler, crisp season, now is a good time to start thinking about your Fall home preparation. It is especially important to tackle some of these home maintenance items in the early Fall if you live in an area that has a cold and snowy Winter season. These tips will help keep you safe and prepared during the holiday season.
SEAL UP YOUR WINDOWS AND DOORS
As temperatures drop during the Fall and Winter seasons, small drafts through your doors and windows may not only affect your comfort in your home, but it can also wreak havoc on your energy bill. There are plenty of inexpensive ways to seal up your windows and doors. You can find self-adhesive foam weather stripping or clear plastic window film at your local home improvement store. They are fairly easy to install by yourself and will help your home be more energy efficient through the Winter.
CLEAN OUT YOUR CHIMNEY
If your home has a chimney, chances are it’s been out of commission for a while. We highly recommend having a professional inspect and clean out your chimney. Any residual soot or build-up of deposits can easily cause a chimney fire. For the safety of you and your family, make sure to properly prepare your chimney, as well as double check that the doors and shields around your fireplace are ready to go.