Colder days are on their way! This means more time to spend around family, snuggled in next to the fire, and the bright decorations throughout your home. While you prepare for the winter months, why not make sure your house is in shape too? Here is how you can prepare your home with winter home maintenance.
Reverse the Fans
If you like saving money on heat, make sure to reverse your fans for the winter. This will stop the warm air from rising through your roof.
Inspect Water Tank
Have your water tank inspected before the chill sets in. If you have had your water heater for a while, it helps to make sure that there are no cracks in the hot water heater.
Clean Dryer Hose
Dryer hoses need regular cleaning. If you have gone a while without having your dryer inspected, winter may be the best time. After all, you cannot hang your clothes outside in winter.
Have Chimney Inspection
Make sure that your chimneys are clean. An inspector can take a look at your chimney and ensure that there are no clogs. In addition, he or she can guarantee that your chimney is in working order.
Leave Heat On
If you leave the heat on at all times, you can maintain healthy pipes and also save money on heating. Your heater will not have to work extra hard to heat the room when you return at the end of the day.
Consider Your Pipes
To prepare your home, make sure that you have your plumbing inspected in advance. A plumber can also give you tips on how to care for your pipes this winter. Make sure that you let a little water run through the pipes to prevent freezing.
Winter can be a beautiful season. As you prepare yourself for the cold weather, make sure you have your home in tip top shape too.
A real estate inspection or home inspection is not an appraisal or a check for compliance with building codes; it’s also not an evaluation of environmental hazards. See the NYS Standards of Practice for more information on the limitations of a home inspection.
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