Q: How Can I Winterize My Home?
These are two quick tips for preparing your home for the winter months.
Today I’m eager to share a couple of simple home maintenance tips for the winter. This is the time of year to prepare your house for the colder months coming up.
Faucet covers. These are small styrofoam covers that go over your outdoor water spigots so they won’t freeze when temperatures drop. They can be found at hardware stores for $2 to $3. I like these because you can simply slip them on, and the chore is done. This task is cheap, easy, and well worth the money because if you have damage to your water system, it’s very expensive to repair.
Weatherstripping. In our house, we need new weatherstrips each year. If yours are damaged or not keeping the cold air out, they’re easy to replace. Simply pop out the old ones, and the new ones just slip into place. The longer ones are already the correct size for most door frames, but sometimes you’ll have to cut them to fit properly. Having good weatherstripping helps keep your electric bill lower because the heat won’t be escaping from your home.
We also have a fall guide that provides more winterizing tips for your house. In it, we share the stores we love and vendors we use.
If you have any questions about these tips or real estate in general, call or email us. We would love to help you.