The winter season can be harsh to our homes. Winterizing it can ensure that our home stays in tip-top shape all through the winter months.
Winterizing simply means preparing the home for the winter so that it can withstand the severity of wet snow, rock solid hale and freezing temperatures. The best time of the year to do winterizing repairs and maintenance is during autumn/fall when temperature begins to fall signaling the prelude to winter.
Depending on the amount of work that needs to be done, professional home winterizing can cost approximately over and above $100 for a small house. You can do some of the winterization maintenance yourself to save up on the total costs. As a guide, winterizing your home will require you to:
· Inspect furnace, clean ducts, stock up on furnace filters
· Change to a programmable thermostat
· Check your water heating system
· Clean out your fireplace, check the damper, stock up on wood
· Check exposed pipes
· Weather-stripped the doors
· Caulk the windows
This book will give you a general checklist and practical tips to make sure that you prepare every area of your house for winter and get it all set to face the oncoming onslaught of the severe winter months!
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