How to Prepare Your Home For Winter

December 6, 2023

With winter on its way, preparation is crucial to ensure your home is cozy, efficient and safe during the colder months. Below are a few tips to get your home winter-ready!

Inspect Your Heating System

Furnace Tune-Up: Before the cold sets in, schedule a professional inspection of your heating system. Our Service Champions technicians can ensure your furnace or heat pump is clean, in good repair, and up to the task of keeping you warm all winter long.

Filter Replacement: Regularly changing your heating system's filters can improve air quality and efficiency. A clean filter allows your system to run smoothly, saving you money and keeping you warm.

Seal the Drafts

Find and Fix Leaks: Drafts can significantly increase your energy bills and reduce comfort. Use weather stripping or caulk to seal leaks around windows and doors. Don't forget to check for drafts around electrical outlets, light fixtures, and where walls meet ceilings and floors.

Insulate Your Home: Proper insulation keeps the heat in and the cold out. Check your attic, basement, and crawl spaces. If you find insulation lacking, Service Champion’s Comfort Cloud insulation can be a cost-effective way to boost your home's warmth.

Pipe Protection

Prevent Freezing: A burst pipe during the winter can be a big issue. Insulate pipes, especially those that run along exterior walls or through unheated spaces. On very cold nights, keep a trickle of water running and cabinets open to allow warm air to circulate around the pipes.

Ensure Safe Indoor Air Quality

Humidifiers: Winter air can be dry, irritating your skin and respiratory system. Service Champions can install a humidity control system which adds moisture to the air, making your home more comfortable. Plus, it can help preserve wooden furniture, flooring, and cabinetry that can crack in dry conditions.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Heating systems and closed windows increase the risk of carbon monoxide buildup. Ensure your detectors are working and placed correctly throughout your home.

Outdoor Maintenance

Gutters: Clear your gutters and downspouts to prevent ice dams and water damage. Make sure water flows away from your house to prevent leaks and floods.

Trimming: Remove dead branches that could fall due to rain, ice, and wind, potentially damaging your house or power lines.

Contact Service Champions for Winter Home Preparation

For expert assistance in preparing your home for winter, contact Service Champions. Schedule your visit or call us at (833) 600-0991 and ensure your home is ready for the colder months. Trust us to provide the care and expertise your home deserves.

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