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Prep Your Home for Winter
Have your appliances and heating equipment inspected by a qualified professional.
Make sure all appliances and heating equipment, such as a furnace, water heater or stove, are operating properly. And, follow the manufacturer’s instructions when you use them. Consider taking advantage of our
in-home energy audit for only $50
to get personalized recommendations from a home energy advisor.
Change your furnace filter.
A dirty filter makes your heating system work harder, which uses more energy. Simply replace your filter every few months or opt for a washable one that can last up to five years. Don’t forget: changing your filters can even cut down on dust around the house. And, if you need a new furnace, you can get
discounts for installing a new, higher efficiency furnace
Check your carbon monoxide (CO) and smoke detectors.
The Red Cross recommends
checking the batteries and testing your detectors when Daylight Savings Time starts and ends.
Check your windows for gaps.
If there’s a gap between siding and the window frame, make sure to caulk the gap to prevent a draft of air. Even if there’s no visible gap, consider installing window insulation kits to cover entire windows with a material like shrink wrap. The kits are an inexpensive and effective way to stop air leaks. Purchase these at your local home improvement store.
Turn off exterior faucets and disconnect garden hoses.
Turn off the faucets with the shut-off valves in your home. This will help prevent frozen pipes from bursting during cold months.
Before you use your fireplace for extra heat, get your chimney cleaned.
A clean chimney will prevent a fire or carbon monoxide from building up in your home. Call a certified chimney sweep to clean your fireplace.
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