The Coming of Winter. How to Get Your House Ready


By Aahil

Check your house for Leaks and Drafts 2. Weatherstripping, foam, or caulk should be used to seal movable doors and windows. 3. For windows you won't be using, use bubble wrap or a window insulation kit to seal them. 4. To cut down on heat loss at the main entry, install a storm door. 5. Insulate your attic to stop heat loss via the ceiling.

Get a Chimney Inspection 2. This action can stop chimney fires, which account for 18,000 household fires annually together with other wood-burning appliances.

Cover Bare Floors 2. Consider placing rugs or putting carpet over your bare floors as part of your winter home maintenance checklist to keep your feet comfortable and minimize heat loss.

Reverse Ceiling fan Blades 2. The warm air in the room may be pushed down from the ceiling to keep you warmer in the winter by turning the blades' rotation to clockwise on the lowest level.

Invest in an Easy-to-Read Thermometer 2. Checking the temperature often might assist them know whether to bundle up or if they have a heat loss problem.

Free up the Radiators 2. By placing aluminum foil behind the radiator to reflect heat back into the room, you may also stop heat from escaping your home through an outside wall

Prepare for Snow and Rain 2. To prevent their exploding, insulate any exposed pipes in your basement and attic. 3. Verify that your sump pump is functioning correctly and that nothing is obstructing the outdoor drain. 4. Insulate your walls and ceilings properly to avoid condensation, which can result in the growth of mold or mildew.

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