The weather outside might be getting colder. For many it is time to hunker down and keep your home warm and cozy with just a few simple home maintenance steps for winter.
HEAT. Make sure to routinely change your furnace filters, or better yet, sign onto a maintenance agreement and have an annual inspection so you can keep your HVAC system running smooth for years to come.
Caulk and seal the wood trim around your exterior doors and windows and chip off any flaking paint while you are at it.
Now’s the time to clean your gutters, check your downspouts and take a peek at your foundation for spots where water is pooling. Don’t forget to turn off your outside hoses too and drain them.
Take stock of your shovels and salt situation, make sure to put an ice scraper, a small shovel and some salt/sand in the car for any winter road trips.
And you’re done! Time to light a fire in the fireplace, grab some cocoa and snuggle in for the season. Stay warm and enjoy the winter months ahead.