Follow this check list to make sure that your home stays warm, cozy, and secure during the winter months!
Secure Your Home
  • Lock all doors and windows.
  • Trim bushes around the house to keep your home unobstructed and visible.
  • Keep your outdoor space bright by adding lights.
  • Invest in a security system to keep your packages untouched and your home monitored while you’re away.
Inspect Your Home For Drafts
  • Apply caulking and/or weatherstripping to doors and windows.
  • Add a door sweep to prevent cold air from seeping in from the space beneath your doors and floors.
  • Repair cracked or broken windows.
  • Switch to heavier curtains to keep cool drafts from windows away.
Protect Your Pipes
  • Wrap your pipes with foam insulation.
  • Close foundation vents.
  • Open cabinet doors under sinks.
  • Keep your thermostat at 60 degrees minimum overnight.
  • Find your main water shut-off so that you know where it is in case of an emergency.
Get Your Heating Elements In Shape
  • Have a furnace and boiler inspection.
  • Change your furnace filter frequently.
  • Clean your vents and radiators to keep the heat circulating.
  • Check your oven seal for cracks and replace the seal to cut down on cooking times and prevent heat loss.
  • Hire a chimney sweep.
  • Pick up some firewood. Look for seasoned firewood that is at least a year old, the only type of wood you can burn fresh or green is ash.