It’s that time of year again – time to prepare your home for the winter. Taking just a little bit of time to properly protect your valuable investment before really inclement weather arrives can do a lot to save you time and money in the long run. Here are some tips that can help you prepare your home, your rental property, or even your business for colder weather.
Be sure to give your home’s heating and cooling system a once-over. It’s better to find any potential issues before temperatures cause you to become dependent on it. If you own a fireplace, have a professional clean and inspect the chimney. Also, since there is typically a lot less airflow in homes during the winter, there is a greater potential for carbon monoxide. Winter is also when most house fires happen. For those reasons, be sure to check out your smoke detectors and install a carbon monoxide detector if you don’t already have one.