How to Prepare Your Home for Winter
Just as you prepare differently before leaving the house on a winter’s day than you would for a warm one, your home requires additional attention and maintenance when the temperatures start to fall. While north Texas may not experience the same extreme temperature variations as, say, the North Pole, they are substantial enough that not taking adequate precautions can land you in a world of trouble. Here’s a look at how to get your home winter-ready this season, courtesy of Above & Beyond Plumbing Services, your local Keller TX plumber.
Give Your Heater a Tune-Up
When it’s chilly outside, you want to ensure your heater is operating at peak capacity both for your own comfort and the sake of your utility bills. A Grapevine TX plumber can help make sure that happens by giving it a thorough cleaning.
Check Your Sump Pump
Have a Southlake TX plumber test your sump pump by adding a few gallons of water to the sump pit before turning it on. This should be done every couple of months, but is particularly important when environmental conditions are especially wet or dry.
Make Sure Your Ceiling Fans Are Spinning Clockwise
You may have heard that your fans work best when they spin one way during warm weather and the opposite way when it’s cold. When the heat is on, make sure your fans are moving in a clockwise direction.
Clean Your Gutters
If your gutters get clogged with dirt and leaves and then freeze, you’re going to be stuck with a serious problem, come springtime. A simple pre-winter cleaning can help you avoid having to replace the gutters, as well as your home’s trim, roofing and siding.
Add Caulking to Leaking Doors or Windows
If you’ve noticed that an area of your home is particularly drafty, a caulking gun can be used to fill any gaps or holes. Rather than “heat the outside,” lower your utility bills by making sure heat stays indoors.
Contact Us for More Information About Effectively Winterizing Your Home
For more about how to make your home winter-ready or to enlist the assistance of a Trophy Club TX plumber, contact us at 469-995-5069 today or schedule service online.