Winterizing Checklist

 


 

Follow this handy list (and check it twice) to make sure your home is secured against the winter elements.

Heating system: The colder it gets, the more it costs to fix, so check your heater well before winter. Follow seasonal maintenance in the owner's manual. Change the air filter.


Cooling system: Hose down fan blades and condenser coils on the outside unit. Cover the unit with a securely wrapped tarp to prevent debris and rust. Remove and store window units.

Chimney/Fireplace: Clear the chimney of debris. Ensure flue damper opens properly. Have a professional clean chimneys and stovepipes. Have a professional repair cracks in brick or mortar immediately.

Piping: Insulate all exposed piping and exterior hose bibs and faucets.

Windows: Place a lit candle or burning incense stick nearby to check for drafts and leaks on a windy day. Use rope caulk to seal.

Doors: Check all weather stripping and reinstall new if it appears worn.

Roof: Replace missing or damaged shingles. Check flashing around chimneys and other roof projections. Clean gutters and downspouts.

Sprinkler system: Purge all lines of water with an air compressor to prevent freezing and bursting. 

Source: My Home Ideas

Good morning!  Having a home with space is wonderful!  The kids and I are so happy and feeling much more comfortable and at ease.  We spent 2 days straight moving then began unpacking Saturday night.  After church yesterday we organized and unpacked some more and last night was cleaning.  We were able to begin our Monday morning routine with easy and comfort - I can't begin to express how truly grateful we are.  We are feeling blessed and know without a doubt that God's hand was with us from the beginning.  

Thank you so much for all you did.  You were an anchor for me and without your direction through this process I would have been lost. 

Sincerely, Julie, Clifton Park

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