Lets go over several ways to get your home ready for freezing temperatures.
Handyman Alpharetta – Winterizing Tips
Get fireplaces ready: To make sure your fireplace is ready to go when the weather turns cold make sure it’s clean.
Have your fireplace and chimney professionally inspected and cleaned.
Get rid of drafts: Check around your doors and make sure that your weather stripping is good. You may want to consider replacing it with new magnetic weather stripping and also add a door sweep.
Wrap pipes: Make sure to wrap plumbing that’s exposed to outside temperatures. This will help prevent them from bursting when the weather drops below freezing.
Change furnace filters: You need to replace or clean furnace filters once a month during the heating season. Dirty filters restrict airflow and increase energy demand.
Better, consider switching to a permanent filter which will reduce waste and hassle. Electostatic filters trap around 88%, and are much better at controlling the bacteria, mold, viruses and pollen that cause illness and irritation.
Another good choice is a genuine HEPA filter, which can remove at least 99.97% of airborne particles. HEPA filters are based on Department of Energy standards. But avoid “HEPA-like” filters, which can be vastly less effective.
Seal leaks: Leaks are commonly found around doorways and windows.
Use caulk to seal up leaks and you will keep your home nice and warm while saving money on your electricity bill at the same time.
Install Storm Doors/Windows: The simple act of installing a storm door can increase energy efficiency by 45%, by sealing drafts and reducing airflow.
Hire someone to help: A surefire way to get your home ready for the cool weather is by hiring a handyman service.
This can also help you get all those small projects that you have been putting off finished in time for Fall. Why not get the ball rolling?
If you need help with organizing and home improvement give us a call and we would be happy to help! We’re highly experienced and guarantee all of our work.
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