Changing Weather

Summer is coming to a close! Those temperatures will be cooling off!

Be sure that your home is ready for the lower temperatures!

Check, your home for potential problems and follow the reference list below to keep your home protected.

– Protect Pipes from Freezing

To minimize the possibility of water freezing in your plumbing pipes causing them to burst, wrap each pipe in foam insulation.

-Plug Hidden Leaks

About 30 percent of the cold air that leaks into your home comes through holes where pipes, vents, or electrical conduits run through the walls, ceiling, and floors. Check under sinks in the kitchen and bathroom and in the basement for gaps around pipes, and fill them in with an insulating foam sealant.

Have the Furnace Inspected

Call an HVAC professional to check the fan belt that runs the blower,vacuum out dust and debris, and oil the bearings if necessary.

-Check Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Experts recommend replacing the batteries in smoke alarms twice a year, and if your smoke alarm is between 5 and 10 years old, replace it with anew one.

-Clean the Gutters

Rain and snow need to flow freely from your roof, clean out those trees growing in those gutters!

-Make Windows Airtight

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 10 percent of the air that leaks out of a house exits through the windows. Caulk around window frames and apply weather-stripping.

-Homeowners Insurance or Home Insurance.

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