Winter is upon us and that means it’s time for cold weather. If you live in a warm area, you probably don’t have to worry about winters that much but if you live anywhere north of the Mason-Dixon line, then you know that winters can be brutal. California movers Priority is here to give some tips on how to prepare your home for the winter.
Most people see their heating bills jump during the winter. If you don’t get it regularly checked out, your furnace may not be running as efficiently as it could be, which means you will pay more money. Consider calling a professional to tune up your furnace and heating system so its in top condition.
Drafty windows and doors are not only unpleasant, but they let heat leak out of the house, raising to total heating costs. Go through your home and check for gaps in your windows and your doors. If the gap between the fixture and the outside is wider than the thickness of a nickel, apply sealing caulk.
You also should take some time to clean your gutters. Dirt and debris in gutters can cause ice dams during the winter, which leads to water backflow that can damage your walls, ceilings, and foundations.
Undrained water in your pipes and hoses can freeze, causing the pipes to burst as the water expands. Disconnect all garden hoses, drain the water in exterior faucets, and turn off the shut-off valve inside your home.
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