Preparing Your Home For Winter Freezes
With winter arriving soon, now is a great time to prepare your home for freezing temperatures. Use the checklist below to give you ideas for keeping warm, preventing fires, and saving money.
Have your furnace inspected and serviced by a professional at least once a year. Catching an issue early can save you thousands and if you’re a preferred customer of a local HVAC company, most will put you at the top of the list should you have a furnace issue during the extremely cold times.
Have chimneys and vents cleaned and inspected. (Built up creosote is the leading cause of chimney fires!)
Stock up on dry, seasoned wood for the fireplace or wood stove.
Check the condition of your fireplace screen. Is it in good condition and secure?
Get a covered metal container ready to dispose of cooled ashes. (And keep it at least 15 feet from your home.)
Review fireplace safety with your kids!