5 Ways to Winterize Your Home

Winterize Your Home

Living in Louisiana, we know that our coldest months come after the holidays. So, with January and February right around the corner, let’s talk about winterizing your house.

Cold weather, and all that comes with it, can be hard on a home. There are several things you can do to help take care of your house during the chilly months.

  1. Reverse Your Fans – Ceiling fans are not just for cooling your home down. By switching the way your fans blow air, you can make it warmer throughout your living space. The air from your heater will get pooled near the ceiling and be circulated back into your rooms.
  2. Gut Your Gutters – Cleaning out your gutters is beneficial for many reasons, one being that clean gutters allow water to drain from your roof quickly and easily. If rain cannot drain from your roof, it can build up and freeze on your shingles.
  3. Replace Furnace Filter – Make sure you have your furnace filter replaced. It should be replaced about every 3 months.
  4. Use Caulk and Weatherstrips – Are there areas where air is getting into your home? Utilize caulk and weatherstrips to make sure that you block these small entrances for winter air to blow into your home.
  5. Insulate Your Pipes – By insulating your pipes, you can pay less for hot water. Pipe insulation also prevents your pipes from freezing. How should you know if your pipes need insulating? Touch them, and if they are warm, you can get them insulated.

We hope that these tips help you as the cold weather settles in. Stay warm and cozy!

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