Cold weather can cause unwanted headaches, like burst pipes and increased heating costs. By knowing what to look for and inspecting your property ahead of time, you can reduce your risk of having to deal with any of these winter problems. You might think that the exterior is the only place you will need to be vigilant about during this time, but it is just as important to check your interior spaces.
Here are a few tips to follow so that you can survive the winter with as few issues as possible.
- Install storm windows: Installing storm windows and removing screens can help keep heat in and the cold out. By doing this, you will save on your heating costs.
- Inspect Walls and Foundation: Look for any cracks, or deterioration of paint that may need to be repaired. Catching these kinds of things early on can limit more costly repairs needed in the future.
- Clean your Gutters: Cleaning out gutters and spouts after all leaves have fallen is an easy way to prevent clogs and allow them to work properly. This is a proactive way to reduce your chances of having to pay hefty repairs in the future.
- Check your Roof: Make sure to inspect the condition of your roof. Rapid change in temperature, snow and rain can all make minor issues worse down the line.
- Insulation: Heating costs rise dramatically in the winter. Checking to make sure your insulation is in good shape is a great way to keep these costs as low as possible. In addition, having your heating system checked by a professional is a proactive way to limit any issues when temperatures drop.
- Clean Humidifiers: If your building has humidifiers, cleaning the filters is a smart idea. Over time, spores of mold can grow in stagnant and moist areas, so seasonal cleaning is a good practice to get into.
- Seal up Air Conditioning Units: As air conditioning season ends, removing units from windows and vacuuming internal parts can make these units last longer.
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