Winterizing Your Home

Posted by United National Realty on Monday, January 25th, 2016 at 2:37pm.

Owning a home can be exciting, rewarding and can leave you with feelings of pride, accomplishment, and happiness. Homeownership also comes with its challenges, especially when it comes to preparing your house for the changing seasons. Now that winter is finally upon us, it is recommended to winterize your home to prevent damage.

While I always suggest that homeowners discuss these matters with their contractors,
there are some simple things that can be done:

  1.  Close and drain all outside spigots so they don’t freeze.
  2.  If you have a chimney, now is the time to have it inspected, especially if you have a wood stove or fireplace.
  3.  Clean your gutters before the snow begins to fall.
  4.  Put away your outdoor gear before temperatures drop and it’s all frozen solid.
  5.  Caulk any holes around your windows to prevent cold air from coming in.
  6.  Clean or replace the air filter in your furnace so it can work at its optimal efficiency.
  7.  Make sure all vents and openings are covered so that bugs, birds and rodents looking for a warm place don’t get inside.

If you have any questions about getting your home winter-ready, please call our office and we will put you in touch with one of the many contractors we work with.

As always, our agents will be more than happy to assist you with any other real estate questions.

United National Realty - (718) 979-8000 

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