As the leaves change colors and the temperature goes colder, it’s important to ensure your home is ready for winter. This means getting repairs done and, ultimately, winterizing your home. In this article, gutter installation specialist Advantage Seamless lists three important things to include in your home winterization checklist.
Schedule a Tune-Up for Your Heating System
Your heating system is a crucial element in your home’s indoor comfort during winter. Ideally, you should give it a test run no later than October. So in case it’s not operating as it should, you’ll have enough time to get it fixed or replaced before winter fully sets in. Don’t forget to change the air filter and clean the heating vents. These would be crucial in maintaining clean air inside your home.
Clean Your Gutters
When it comes to winterizing your home, it may not instantly cross your mind to take a peek at your gutters and see if it needs cleaning — but this is something that you must do. By keeping your seamless gutters clean and free of any dirt or debris, you can ensure that melted snow will flow properly and prevent ice from building up inside your gutters. Overall, this would help you avoid damage to your roof and ceiling.
Check Your Insulation
The efforts of your heating system to warm your indoor space could all be for nothing if your home is not properly insulated. So check if your insulation is still in good condition or if an upgrade is needed. Also, make sure your water heater and exterior outlets and switch plates are insulated. If you don’t use your fireplace, keep it sealed so that it doesn’t leak air.
As a family-owned business, Advantage Seamless uses a friendly and personalized approach to every project. You can count on us to provide quality service at every stage of your project. Whether you’re looking to install half round gutters or K-style gutters, our experts will ensure the best materials for your home. Call us at (218) 503-0399 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve customers in Alexandria, MN, and the surrounding areas.