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- Complete the "Winterize Your Home" checklist
Complete the "Winterize Your Home" checklist:
- Furnace Tune-Up
Have your furnace tuned up every fall. Regular maintenance can prolong its life and alert you to any potential issues. Have it cleaned, lubricated, and adjusted before each heating season.
Often utility companies or furnace manufacturers will offer free or discounted inspections. However, these needed to be booked in advance as the slots fill quickly.
- Replace Furnace Filters
- Check Exterior Caulking
- Check Weather Stripping
- Prevent Drafts
- Inspect Your Fireplace
- Blow Out Sprinklers
- Remove Hoses from Exterior Faucets
- Run Fans in Reverse
- Check the Insulation
- Use Foam Outlet Protectors
- Insulate Pipes
Check that all water pipes are properly insulated. Pipes running through exterior walls and uninsulated attics and crawlspaces may be at risk of freezing in winter months. Foam pipe sleeves come pre-slit and can easily be wrapped around unprotected pipes and sealed with tape.
In addition, wrapping hot water pipes will save energy which in turn saves you money.