How to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Depending on where you live, winter conditions can vary. But the good news is that you don’t have to live out winter unprepared. To be sure that your family and your home are prepared for a safe winter, there are some things you can do to prepare your home for winter.
The first thing you want to do even before the cold weather hits is to have your heating system checked by a specialist. This is especially true if you have radiators because they do not maintain efficiency throughout the year. Also, having your heating system run efficiently can also save you money.
To stop heat from flowing out of your home and raising your utility bills, it is important that you have the correct installation installed. Be sure your installation is installed the right way not only in your walls but in your attic as well to prevent heat from escaping. The less heat that escapes your home, the less you will have to have the heat being on for extended periods of time.
When you are not using a room, be sure to keep the door closed so that the heat is not entering an unused room. This will allow the heat to venture into rooms that are being used. You may also want to consider wearing a sweatshirt while you’re at home and turning the heat down a bit to save money.
You want to be prepared for a power outage due to ice or heavy snow. Be sure to have candles and lighters ready. Do not use a generator indoors as carbon monoxide poisoning can result. If the power does go out, do not open refrigerator or freezer doors for any length of time.