As the seasons change, homeowners should begin to plan for the winter ahead. The following tips will help you to prepare your home for the winter, thus reducing heating and other maintenance costs.
First, test out the furnace during the fall. Once the furnace is up and running, be on guard for lingering odors or unusual sounds. Check airflow throughout the house as well.
Next, insulate pipes that run through unheated parts of the home. Traditional fiberglass or other materials that retain heat are best for this task.
Finally, check your doors and windows for cracks and leaks, and fix them now. Sealing windows and doors during the fall will translate into significant savings on your heating bills in the winter.
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