Subscribe via RSS Feed Connect with us on Flickr

Tips on Getting your Home Winter-Ready

[ 0 ] November 8, 2011 |

Now that Halloween is over, and the first snow flurries have been spotted floating around,  it’s time to get your house ready for the winter. Here are a few tips on how to prepare your home, and hopefully help you save some money in the process.

1) Test carbon monoxide detectors.
2) Change the direction of your ceiling fans to force cold air upward and warm air down from the ceiling.

 

 

3) Check windows and doors for any cracks or gaps, and make sure they are latched shut. Consider weatherstripping to keep interior air in and save on heating costs.
4) Remove any debris from your gutters which can help prevent icicles from forming.
5) Check your roof and make sure it is strong enough to hold snow. Replace any loose, broken or missing shingles.
6) Take advantage of Wisconsin government incentives for homeowners. These can help your home be more energy efficient which will help save money on heating costs. There are programs that offer loans at lower interest rates to install energy-efficient equipment and tax credits that can help with the costs of energy efficient improvements through the end of 2011. To find out more about these incentives visit www.focusonenergy.com.

Tags:

Category: Home Ownership

About Bunbury Realtors: Bunbury Realtors is full service real estate broker with several convienent locations in the Madison and surrounding areas. View author profile.