Our winterizing routine does not need to be as complex as our friends in the Midwest or East Coast, but it is wise to take the time to do a few things around the house before the cooler weather gets here. Here are a few things you can do to prepare your home for the winter season.
The last thing you want is cold air seeping into the house. You can avoid this by caulking around holes and cracks and installing weather stripping around doors and windows.
Test your Smoke Detectors
Did you know house fires are more common in the winter? Help keep your family safe by making sure you have smoke detectors that work.
Restock Your Emergency Supplies
The weather seems to be getting crazier and more unpredictable every year. If an out-of-the-ordinary winter storm were to hit your area, you need to be prepared and have emergency supplies ready. Some basic supplies you will want to have are flashlights with extra batteries, plenty of bottled water, heavy blankets or quilts (as many possible), pet food, a portable phone charger, and enough food to last at least a few days. Don’t wait until the storm is on its way to get stocked up, do it ahead of time when you aren’t in a rush.
Invest In A Smart Thermostat
There is so much impressive technology out there. Treat yourself to a smart thermostat. If the temperatures drop while you’re at work, you can turn the heat on when you’re on your way home, so you come home to a warm and cozy house. This not only helps you stay comfortable, but it will also help you lower your energy bills.
What else do you do to prepare your home and your family for the cold winter weather? Send us a message with your best winterizing tips so we can pass on your helpful suggestions! We’d love to hear your tips and recommendations.