6 More Weeks of Winter. Winter Wonderland! With that in mind, there are plenty of home owners who wish they were better prepared. Even when you live in warm climates, some of these things are important to check periodically.
Preparing for the change of seasons can make your home more comfortable and protect your investment. Regular maintenance extends the various components of a home and can generate savings in operating costs while avoiding expensive replacements. The middle of winter and middle of summer take the highest toll on your energy bills.
- Weather strips around doors and windows should be checked for possible air leaks.
- Caulking around windows and doors should seal out moisture and air leaks.
- HVAC should be inspected and serviced by a professional annually You certainly do not want your heat source to fail in winter!
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be tested regularly.
- Ductwork and supply lines from water heaters should be insulated.
- Fireplace chimneys should be cleaned regularly and fireplaces should be inspected for cracks in mortar and to see if the damper closes properly.
- Gutters should be free of leaves and debris to prevent rainwater build-up.
- Keep your sidewalks clear of snow in winter to avoid accidents.
- Tree branches touching or hanging over your roof should be trimmed.
- Shovel your walks to avoid a neighbor falling on the snow and ice.
- Kitchen cupboards in an older home are often cold. Caulk around the edges to keep the cold air out.
Please contact me if you need a service provider recommendation.
For more information about Denver Colorado Real Estate or homes for sale along the Front Range, call Marilyn Van Steenberg, Dream Home Consultant, Certified Residential Specialist and Eco-Broker.
Specializing in Buyer Representation & Relocation Real Estate Transactions.