Get Your House Prepped for Winter

The beginning of frigid temperatures makes it the perfect time to get your house ready for the long winter ahead, and to start takinlarge_12-19-staten-island-snowg care of those indoor home improvement projects you’ve been neglecting while the weather was warmer. Doing a little home maintenance now can help to keep your house a little warmer this winter, lower your heating bills, and preventing expensive repairs because of frozen pipes.

  • Caulk any cracks on the outside of your house.
  • Insulate around and above attic stairs or access covers.
  • Apply foam gaskets to electrical outlet and switch covers.
  • Add attic insulation, if needed, so you have 12” to 16” of insulation.
  • Replace worn weather-stripping around windows and doors.
  • Cover single pane windows with plastic window insulation kits.
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Winter Furnace Tune-Up

It’s important to make sure your blower and furnace are in good condition and working efficiently to get the most out of your heating system.


Heating System Maintenance:

Install a new, programmable thermostat and set it to lower the temperature when you’re away from home to save energy.

  • Get your heating system inspected and serviced by a HVAC professional home heatingto make sure your furnace and blower are working properly.
  • If your heating system is over 11 years old, consider replacing it with a newer, more energy efficient system to reduce your energy bills.
  • Replace your furnace filter every 1-3 months with a quality filter to improve the indoor air quality and allow your heater to run more efficiently. For better indoor air quality, consider installing a whole house air filtration system which cleans the air and captures and kills airborne organisms including mold, bacteria, and viruses.

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