It’s October, and a chill is in the air! So what should you be doing to start preparing your home for winter? Buying plaid throw blankets and heirloom pumpkins? Stocking up on apple cider and spice cake? Wrong!
While we’re into festive treats and decor as much as the next person, a mug of pumpkin spice hot chocolate is not going to protect your home from freezing temperatures. Get the tips below on how to really prepare your house for Utah winter.
1. Clean Your Chimney
Chimney sweeps don’t just exist in Mary Poppins—it’s best to call one up every winter and have your fireplace inspected before you start building fires to keep cozy on a cold winter night. Chimney sweeps can spot maintenance issues and clean out the chimney so the smoke can escape your house.
2. Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
More house fires happen in the winter than in the summer, since furnaces and fireplaces are getting much more use. Play it safe and make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order before the cold front hits.
3. Shut Down Your Sprinkler System and Pool
Pools and sprinklers are great to have in the heat of summer, but they can be a hazard to your home in the winter if they’re not properly turned off. Shut them down for the season to avoid bursting pipes and broken lines.
4. Check Your HVAC System
Your heating system is going to be getting a lot of use as the temperatures drop, so it’s important to make sure yours is in good working order. Bring in a professional to check your HVAC system and see if any maintenance needs to be done. It’s also a good time to change your filters.
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