As the temperature drops, take these 3 easy steps to winterize your home this year. By taking action now, you can save on energy bills and keep your home more comfortable through the winter months.
1. Weather Striping
Feeling a draft by a window or door? Don't fret! You can easily install weather stripping to block winter winds without having to worry about replacing windows, doors or redoing insulation. Not the DIY type? Hire a local handy man to install the weather stripping for you. You may also want to ask about replacing doors and windows in the Spring if needed.
2. Window Treatments
It may seem to good to be true, but installing the right window treatment can help block the cold. Cellular shades allow light in but will help to block the cold. They can be a bit pricey but you'll save on your utilities. There are several ways to insulate windows for winter which will keep your home cozy.
3. Check Vents
Don't forget to check any vents in your home that may have been open throughout the warmer months. Make sure that all vents are closed for winter as to not allow cold air through.
Looking for more tips or to ensure your home is fully winterized on the inside and outside? Hire a local home maintenance company to fully weather proof your home, including clearing gutter, checking on and servicing your home heating equipment and more. If you are located in Massachusetts, you can book these services by contacting Petarson Renovations: