There is no denying between the frigid temperatures and the gloomy days that winter is here to stay for a while. The last thing that any of us want is to receive an electric bill that is sky high because your home wasn’t properly prepared for winter.
Here are some tips that can help you keep your house in tip top shape:
* Replace worn out weather stripping: This might seem like a no brainer but if you can see daylight in your door or window frames make sure you replace your weather stripping as soon as possible!
* Replace your furnace filter on a regular basis. A dirty filter is a sure fire way for your furnace to stop function at peak performance levels.
*Regularly inspect and test your sump pump. It would be most unfortunate to find out that it isn’t working properly should you have a water back up in your home.
*Clean out your gutters! Clearing your gutters from the fall foliage will make way for the snow fall and allow your gutters to help the melting snow drain with no problem.
*Have you chimney inspected. It is very important that you have your chimney inspected yearly, prior to the first fire of the season!
*Avoid using salt to melt the ice on your driveway. It can cause cracking of asphalt and weaken your driveway overtime.