Get Your Home Winter-Ready With This Comprehensive Checklist

Posted on October 17th, 2016 by Devine Bros


Winter is coming, is your home ready for it? Just like putting snow tires on your car, there are certain things you can do to prepare your home for the cold season. Follow this comprehensive checklist from Devine Bros. to make sure your home is winter-ready:

Home Exterior

  • Turn off your outdoor water system and store away all hoses.

  • Fertilize your grass for a healthy spring lawn.

  • Clean the leaves out of your gutters.

  • Inspect your roof for signs of damage.

  • Fill any cracks in your driveway and apply a fresh sealcoat.

  • Inspect your exterior walkways and staircases to make sure they are safe.

Home Interior

  • Seal air leaks around windows and doors to prevent heat loss.

  • Test the carbon monoxide and smoke detectors in your home.

  • Swap out screen windows and doors.

  • Change the direction of your ceiling fan blades to rotate clockwise.

  • Insulate the pipes in your home to help protect against freezing.

HVAC System

  • Change air filters.

  • Insulate your water heater tank to reduce energy usage.

  • Install a programmable thermostat to help you save energy.

  • Have your air ducts professionally cleaned to remove dust and dirt buildup.

  • Schedule a furnace tune-up with your local HVAC service.

  • Fill your heating oil tank now, before demand and prices rise.

Residents of Fairfield County, Connecticut can count on Devine Bros. to keep them warm all winter long. We offer a variety of home heating services including furnace installations, tune-ups, repairs, heating oil delivery, and more. If you live in Norwalk, Westport, or New Canaan, give us a call today at (203) 866-4421.

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