Get your Home Ready for the Cold with These Simple Tips

With the cooler fall temperatures, it is easy to take some time out of your day to relax in your yard. However, the cooler fall temperatures mean that the cold winter temperatures are just around the corner. To make sure that your home is ready for the dropping temperatures and the extra time that your family will be spending indoors, make sure to keep these home maintenance tips in mind.

  • Get a tune up. Hire a professional to check your furnace and do any routine maintenance to ensure that your furnace will keep you warm all winter long.
  • Turn it around. Use the reverse setting on your ceiling fans to help push the warm air down and away from the ceiling. This is especially helpful if you have any rooms that have high ceilings.
  • Avoid dams. Hire a professional to check for inadequate insulation or air leaks in your attic that may lead to ice dams that can cause thousands of dollars of damage to your roof and walls.
  • Check out your roof. Take a look at your roof to see if there are any missing shingles or cracks. Make sure to get any problems repaired to ensure that the wet winter weather does not cause any leaks.
  • Check your weather stripping. Look at all the weather stripping around all of your windows and doors to ensure that it is in good condition. If any areas are missing weather stripping or have cracked weather stripping, make sure to replace it as soon as possible to prevent the cold winter weather from getting into your home.

The changing season also means you may have to make some changes to your homeowners insurance policy. Contact the insurance professionals at Alliance Group in Fairport, New York for all of your homeowners insurance needs throughout the state.