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Winterize your home

Winterize your home

Winter is rapidly approaching and now is the time to prepare your home.  Here are some projects that can help you keep the cold air out and the warm air in.

Insulate your windows and doors:  Use weatherstripping or caulking to seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors to prevent cold air from entering and warm air from escaping.

Check your insulation:  Ensure that your attic and walls are properly insulated to retain heat and improve energy efficiency.  Consider adding insultation if needed.

Service your heating system: Schedule a professional inspection and maintenance for your heating system to ensure it is working efficiently and safely.  Replace filters regularly.

Seal air ducts: Inspect your air ducts for leaks and seal them with duct tape or mastic sealant.  This will prevent heat loss and improve the performance of your heating system.

Protect pipes:  Insulate exposed pipes in unheated areas, such as basements and crawl spaces, to prevent them from freezing and potentially bursting.  Use pipe insulation or heat tape.