Top 9 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Top 9 Tips for Winterizing Your Home A Home Value Preservation Blog Post Learning to properly care for your home does more than just save money short-term and give you a more pleasant place to live: it preserves the value of your home, increasing the price you can get when it’s time to sell or ...

Top 9 Tips for Winterizing Your Home

A Home Value Preservation Blog Post

Learning to properly care for your home does more than just save money short-term and give you a more pleasant place to live: it preserves the value of your home, increasing the price you can get when it’s time to sell or refinance.

  1. Use weatherstripping on windows.
  2. Prevent air leaks under doors with sweep strips.
  3. Change your furnace filters.
  4. Get an energy audit from someone like The Airflow Experts 630-460-0979. Learn more about energy audits in our January newsletter.
  5. Program your thermostat to keep the temperatures comfortable when you’re home and save money when you’re not.
  6. Prevent cold air drafts and heat loss by installing a chimney balloon.
  7. Make sure your ceiling fans are running counter clockwise to push the hot air along the ceiling and toward the floor.
  8. Clean gutters to prevent icicles.
  9. Call your HVAC professional for a tune-up of your furnace or boiler. Don’t know anyone? Call us. We know the best in the industry.

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