It is September in Minnesota, which means that winter weather is just around the corner. Don’t let the first snow fall catch you unprepared. Here are three essential tips that will make the cold months easier on your home and you.
- Clean The Gutters
Getting the leaves, sticks and other debris out of your gutters in the fall can save you hassle and money when winter arrives. If there is a clogged area or water isn’t draining properly, ice dams can form. Ice dams can lead to leaks and all sorts of issues to fix.
- Fix Any Drafts And Leaks
Look for air that is leaking into your home or out of your home. Use calk to seal up any cracks that is stationary. For example, a crack between the frame of the door and the drywall. Use weather stripping to seal cracks that are on areas that will move. For example, if air is coming in even when the door is closed, simply adding a bit of weather stripping to the connect points of the door and the door jam can help solve the problem.
- Have Your Furnace Serviced
Hire a licensed HVAC professional to clean and service your furnace in the fall. Having the sediment removed and the filters cleaned will allow your furance to work more efficiently throughout the winter months.
Fall is one of the best seasons to get outside and enjoy the weather but don’t forget to do a few tasks to prepare your home for the cold months to come.If you’re hoping to get into a new home before winter hits, now is the perfect time and we would love to help you!